Migrant arrivals fell sharply on year in Sept -Frontex


The number of migrant arrivals in Italy via the central Mediterranean route fell by over two-thirds in September compared to the same month last year, dropping to to 5,600, Frontex said Wednesday.

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Soccer: Napoli lose 2-1 to Man City in CL

TopNews. Napoli lost 2-1 at Manchester City in a Champions League group match Tuesday night. City went two-nil up early on and from then Napoli dominated, missing a penalty through Dries Mertens before Diawara converted form the spot in the second half.

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Continues catechesis on hope

Jesus came to save us from death,pope tells general audience

Pope Francis on Wednesday reminded Christians that Jesus came to heal them and to save them from death. He was addressing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the weekly general audience, during which he continued his catechesis on Christian hope.

?protagonists of their history' says REPAM's Hummes

Indios shd have voice at synod on Amazonia - cardinal

Indigenous people should have a voice at the synod on the Amazon region called by Pope Francis for October 2019, Cardinal Caludio Hummes said Tuesday.

Francis links issue to hunger during World Food Day event at FAO

We must change lifestyles due to climate change - pope

Francis links issue to hunger during World Food Day event at FAO.

Giuseppe Profit also banned from public office, Spina acquitted

Vatican hospital ex-head gets 1 yr in Bertone flat case

The former head of Vatican children's hospital Bambini Gesù got a suspended sentence of one year at the weekend for syphoning off funds to pay for the restructuring of former Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone's luxury penthouse.

Lauds Lebanon's reception of refugees

Pope meets Hariri on Mideast, refugees, Islam dialogue

Pope Francis met Lebanese Premier Saad Rafic Hariri on Friday, discussing Lebanese and Middle East developments, refugees and dailogue between Islam and Christianity, the Vatican said.

Francis close to five million on Instagram

Pope has 40 million Twitter followers

Francis close to five million on Instagram.

Francis reiterates appeal to safeguard environment

Pope calls for action to reduce risk of natural disasters

Pope Francis on Wednesday reiterated his appeal for the world to do more to protect the environment, stressing the importance this can have in reducing the risk and impact of natural disasters.

Demands commitment of everyone

Search for peace open-ended task pope tweets

Pope Francis tweeted Monday that "The search for peace is an open-ended task, a responsibility that never ends and that demands the commitment of everyone".

Violent porn can have long-term effects on kids, adults

Pope calls for 'mobilisation' agst Web child porn

Violent porn can have long-term effects on kids, adults says pontiff.

Ego-worship spreads prosperity but hikes poor

Pope calls for man-woman 'alliance'

Ego-worship spreads prosperity but hikes poor.

May St Francis boost attention for environment

Persecuted staying in Mideast real Christians - pope

May St Francis boost attention for environment.

'Look at the crucifix' says Francis

Forgetting S. Sudan like forgetting Gospel says Pope

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the international community to remember famine-hit South Sudan. "Forgetting South Sudan is like forgetting the Gospel," said the pope.

At least 50 people dead and at least 400 injured

Pope says Las Vegas shooting 'senseless tragedy'

Pope Francis on Monday called the Las Vegas shooting that killed at least 50 people and injured at least 400 as a "senseless tragedy".

Francis calls migrants 'fighters of hope'

Pope calls for solidarity with migrants in Bologna

Pope Francis continued his drive for migrants and refugees to be welcomed with "open arms" during a visit to the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday, where he visited the cities of Cesena and Bologna.

Vatican only European country to have ties with Taiwan

Taiwan president invites pope to visit - media

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday voiced support for the Vatican's humanitarian efforts around the world and invited Pope Francis to visit the island.

'We must try to understand one another' Vatican Sec of State

Parolin calls for dialogue after pope heresy letter

'We must try to understand one another' Vatican Secretary of State.

Francis address crowds during weekly general audience

Pope appeals for migrants to be welcomed 'with open arms'

Francis address crowds during weekly general audience.

No plans for top-level visits to Moscow, Vatican

Pope talks Ukraine with Metropolitan Hilarion

Pope Francis met on Tuesday with Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion, who came to thank the Holy Father for the recent loan of the relics of the 4th century Saint Nicholas of Myra.

Apply non-proliferation treaty

Abolish nuclear weapons says pope

Pope Francis tweeted Tuesday "let's work for a world without nuclear weapons, applying the non-proliferation treaty to abolish these instruments of death".

Petition cannot be signed from Vatican computers

Vatican blocks petition for pope heresy initiative

Petition cannot be signed from Vatican computers.