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  • Vatican City
    Tuesday May 12, 2015

    Pope Francis

    First Canonizations

    Vatican City
    Tuesday May 12, 2015

    On 12 May, Francis carried out his first canonizations of candidates approved for sainthood during the reign of Benedict XVI: the first Colombian saint, Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena, the second female Mexican saint, Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, both of the 20th century, and the 813 15th-century Martyrs of Otranto.




  • Vatican City
    Thursday Jun 18, 2015

    Pope Francis

    Laudato si'

    Vatican City
    Thursday Jun 18, 2015

    On 18 June 2015, Pope Francis issued a papal encyclical called Laudato si' on climate change, care for the environment, and sustainable development. The encyclical, although dated 24 May 2015, was officially made public on 18 June 2015.




  • Vatican City
    Friday Jun 19, 2015

    Pope Francis

    Met with Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

    Vatican City
    Friday Jun 19, 2015

    In June 2015, Pope Francis met with Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church.




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