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Popemobile swerves drastically to avoid police officer thrown from horse before Pope Francis hops out to check on her

Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop by stepping out of the vehicle to check on the injured officer who was guarding him as he met crowds in Iquique, Chile The Popemobile was forced into drastic action today after it swerved to avoid a police officer thrown from her horse as she was passed by the p

MIRROR - 2018-01-18 19:05:29

In Chile, Pope Francis calls for greater compassion toward immigrants

Pope Francis began the fourth day of his South American trip in northern Chile exhorting the faithful to be more tolerant of immigrants before flying on to Peru for the second leg of his journey, where his pastoral focus is expected to be on the environment and the rights of the indigenous. He celeb

LA TIMES - 2018-01-18 20:50:00

Pope Francis marries flight attendants on plane over Chile – video

Pope Francis married two members of cabin crew in a wedding on a flight taking the pontiff and his entourage between two Chilean cities. Paula Podest, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, had been married in a civil service but their planned religious ceremony was scotched when an earthquake in 2010 almost

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 20:54:33

The Latest: In Peru's Amazon, long treks to see Pope Francis

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) - The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to South America (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Men, women and children from indigenous communities in Peru are making long treks through the Amazon to see Pope Francis when he visits the country. Puerto Maldonado is a steamy rainforest city ofte

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-18 19:27:48

Pope Francis denounces violence in Chile: 'You cannot assert yourself by destroying others'

Pope Francis in Chile urged peace and denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights yesterday, while celebrating Mass just hours after fresh attacks on churches in the region. The Pope was highlighting the conflict between the state and the Mapuche people, who centuries ago con

CHRISTIAN TODAY - 2018-01-18 20:30:00

Pope Francis officiates wedding on papal plane

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CNN - 2018-01-18 20:09:05

WATCH: Pope Francis stops popemobile to check on injured policewoman in Chile

A brief moment of surprise today in Iquique, Chile, as Pope Francis was greeting the faithful from the popemobile. The video is in Spanish, but it is very clear what is happening. A horse-mounted police woman, Ana Belen Aguilera Casas, was at the rail where the faithful were lined up waiting for the

ALETEIA.ORG - 2018-01-18 19:42:46

Shutting out immigrants is not Christian, pope says

IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been "watered down" by poverty, injustice and exploitation. Francis, whose defense of migrants and refugees has been a key theme of his nearly 5

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 19:57:36

Pope Francis Marries Flight Attendants Midair After Earthquake Destroyed Their Wedding Plans

In 2010, flight attendants Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi were all set to get married at a church in Chile. However, when the church was destroyed in an earthquake just before their wedding, they never got the chance to say their vows-until now. As luck would have it, both Paula and Carlos were w

LITTLETHINGS.COM - 2018-01-18 19:31:15

The Pope Just Officiated an Impromptu Inflight Wedding

It started out innocently enough: on a flight from Santiago to Iquique, Chile, Crux reports, the flight crew was posing with the Pope for a group photo. When Papa Pancho asked the couple if they had had a church wedding, they explained that though they have been civilly married since 2010, the churc

MENTAL FLOSS - 2018-01-18 20:10:00

Pope Francis Stops Papal Procession Helps Cop Who Fell Off a Horse

Pope Francis went from Pontiff to Good Samaritan on a dime, after a police officer fell off her horse during a procession in Chile. The Pope was in Iquique, Chile to urge the country to end its ongoing conflict with the Mapuche people -- the indigenous people of Chile -- when the incident occurred.

TMZ.COM - 2018-01-18 18:51:00

Pope Francis Marries Two Flight Attendants at 30,000 Feet

Carlos Ciuffardi and Paola Podest, two LATAM flight attendants flying from Santiago, Chile to the northern city of Iquique, had a spontaneous inflight wedding. And it was officiated by the Pope. While on his tour of the South American nation, Pope Francis - and his entire entourage - happened to be

PEOPLE - 2018-01-18 16:21:10

Love is in the air as Pope Francis performs first marriage on board a papal flight

Pope Francis notched up another first by marrying a couple on board a papal flight at 36,000ft. In what is believed to be a first in the history of the Catholic Church, the Pope formally joined in matrimony an air steward and a stewardess, Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, and Paula Podest, 39. They had hoped t

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-18 16:59:00

Pope Francis' message on breastfeeding in the Sistine Chapel

The controversy around breastfeeding in public has been in the public eye for months, and this isn't the first time Pope Francis has taken a stance on the matter. Last year, during the annual Baptism ceremony, Pope Francis invited mothers to breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel, reminding them that this

ALETEIA.ORG - 2018-01-18 17:00:25

Pope performs first marriage on board a papal flight

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - At 36,000 feet, it was a marriage almost made in heaven. In the first such ceremony on a papal flight, Pope Francis performed a wedding for a steward and stewardess while flying between two Chilean cities on Thursday. Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi E

REUTERS UK - 2018-01-18 16:10:18

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Something incredibly special occurred today. On a flight over Chile on Thursday, two flight attendants got married to each other - and that's unusual enough, but what makes it truly exceptional is who married them: Pope Francis. The Pope was onboard LATAM flight 1250 from Santiago, Chile (SCL) to Iq

THE POINTS GUY - 2018-01-18 16:45:14

Pope Defends Chilean Bishop Accused of Covering Up Pedophile Priest Case

Pope Francis has forcefully defended Chilean Bishop Juan Barros, who has been accused of concealing a priest's sexual abuse of children, saying he has no evidence the allegations are true. "The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will speak," the pope said in response to a reporte

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-18 17:15:41

Pope performs marriage for 2 crew members as he flies to his last stop in Chile

"It is something historic. What he told us was very important: This is the sacrament that the world needs. The sacrament of matrimony. Hopefully this motivates couples around the world to receive the sacrament. That's why I'm doing this. That's what he told us." Thus explained a pair of newlyweds ma

ALETEIA.ORG - 2018-01-18 16:18:24

Amazonians want pope to come to their defense, with a bow and arrow

Members of indigenous communities from Peru, Brasil and Bolivia gather during the assembly of the Amazonian church in Puerto Maldonado, before the arrival of Pope Francis Puerto Maldonado (Peru) (AFP) - Indigenous leaders from the Amazon who will meet Pope Francis in Peru on Friday will present him

YAHOO! - 2018-01-18 17:38:10

Pope Francis calls for preserving the identity of Jerusalem

Pope Francis has urged that the identity of Jerusalem be preserved as a city of peace so as to give way to a future of reconciliation and hope for the entire region. This came in a message sent by the pontiff to the international conference on Jerusalem, held in Cairo under the auspices of Al-Azhar,

MIDDLEEASTMONITOR.COM - 2018-01-18 10:05:00