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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

UPDATED - Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, "I won't forget what you said."

Vatican statement on pope’s meeting with President Donald Trump

Here is the Vatican's statement on Pope Francis' meeting May 24 with U.S. President Donald Trump:

God is no warlord claiming victory with enemies’ blood, pope says

If it seems hard to find God in this world, it is because he chooses to be with the defeated and dejected and in places where most people are loath to go, Pope Francis said.

Mexican bishops condemn attacks on journalists

The Mexican bishops' conference has expressed "support and solidarity" with journalists after a spate of attacks on reporters and editors shocked the country and reinforced Mexico's reputation as a deadly and dangerous country to work in the media.

Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

"(The terrorists) have threatened to kill the hostages if government forces pitted against them are not recalled," said Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Philippine bishops' conference.

Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester ‘atrocity’

Pope Francis decried the "barbaric attack" on young concertgoers in Manchester. British officials called the bombing, for which Islamic State claimed responsibility, the deadliest act of terrorism since 2005.

Arab Christians voice hope, concern over Trump’s speech to Muslim leaders

Arab Christians voiced hope and concern over U.S. President Donald Trump's first foreign visit and his speech in Saudi Arabia to the Muslim world, in which he urged a peace-focused Islam as a counter movement to extremism.

Geography and geometry: New cardinals fit pope’s formula for faith

Pope Francis, who described himself as coming from "the ends of the earth," continues to go to the far reaches of the globe to seek those who will advise him and possibly elect the next pope.

Be prophets of joy, not misfortune, pope tells nuns

Consecrated women are called to be prophets of hope and joy in the world and avoid putting on a superficial joy that withers the soul, Pope Francis said.

Salvadoran cardinal-designate dedicates appointment to Blessed Romero

"I dedicate this appointment to Archbishop Romero,'' said Cardinal-designate Gregorio Rosa Chavez. "I believe that he would have been called for this, but he will have to receive it in heaven due to his martyrdom."