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    1. October 8, 2015

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      Ignazio Marino was forced to quit as mayor of Rome amid allegations that he used a city credit card to pay for personal...

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      October 2, 2015

      To defeat extremism requires both force and dialogue

      I am the leader of a country of Muslims and Christians living in religious fraternity and with a proud history of the...

    1. September 29, 2015

      Bush calls for repeal of oil export curbs

      Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor running for president, has joined the chorus of Republicans calling for a repeal...

    2. September 29, 2015

      Pope, Trump and Putin eclipse Xi in US

      When Chinese officials started to plan a week-long trip to the US for president Xi Jinping, they hoped to generate the...

    3. September 28, 2015

      Pope to feature in election campaign ads

      Pope Francis is set to become a feature of the US election campaign, as one of the country’s biggest political donors...

    4. September 27, 2015

      Pope says ‘God weeps’ for abuse victims as US-Cuba trip ends

      Pope Francis visits US The pope met victims of clerical sexual abuse, visited a prison and issued a call for the...

    5. September 25, 2015

      Xi, Obama and the Pope raise climate hopes

      The Pope and the leaders of the world’s two largest economies lined up on Friday to call for global action on climate...

    6. September 25, 2015

      Pope Francis calls for end to ‘boundless thirst for power’

      Pope Francis visits US Pope Francis on Friday called for world leaders to end a “selfish and boundless thirst for power...

    7. September 25, 2015

      House speaker John Boehner resigns from US Congress

      John Boehner is resigning as speaker of the House of Representatives to end “prolonged leadership turmoil” that had...

    8. September 25, 2015

      Free Lunch: Good news and bad

      Proper pontification Pope Francis has urged US lawmakers to admire the global progress towards reducing poverty, and to...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      September 25, 2015

      Nuns celebrate

      Nuns celebrate as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York yesterday ...

    10. September 25, 2015

      US Congress jostles as shutdown looms

      The US is counting the days to a possible government shutdown, as manoeuvring began in Congress on Thursday to keep...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      September 24, 2015

      Pope walk

      Pope Francis arrives to address a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, DC. Pope Francis on Thursday urged the US...

    12. September 24, 2015

      Pope Francis brings diplomatic sermon to Congress

      Pope Francis visits US Pope Francis entered Congress, arguably the most divided institution in the US, on Thursday amid...

    13. The World

      September 24, 2015

      Pope delivers five key messages to Congress

      Pope Francis has just delivered his speech to a joint session of Congress. He is the first Pope, and the first...

    14. FT Data

      September 24, 2015

      Datawatch: papal approval ratings

      More than two-thirds of the US public hold positive views of Pope Francis. His rating exceeds that of his predecessor,...

    15. September 23, 2015

      The Pope’s pathbreaking address to Congress

      The last dignitary to address the joint houses of the US Congress was Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year. It is safe...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      September 23, 2015

      Papal procession

      U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis watch onstage as the “Old Guard” fife and drum corps marches past during...

    17. September 23, 2015

      Pope Francis backs Barack Obama on climate change

      Pope Francis visits US Pope Francis has used his first visit to the US to push for action on climate change by backing...

    18. The World

      September 23, 2015

      Pope faces shrinking flock on US visit

      While the US prepares to welcome Pope Francis, his new world origins, drive for Vatican reform, and calls for social...

    19. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Putin’s banker vs Putin’s Russia. - Banks want analysts to earn their keep. - Trading meat...

    20. The World

      September 22, 2015

      Surprises the Pope may have in store on his US tour

      Pope Francis landed in the US around 4pm on Tuesday afternoon after a three-and-a-half hour flight from eastern Cuba,...

    21. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - “Their propaganda never mentioned anything about risks,” said Fang of Fanya Metal Exchange. -...

    22. September 20, 2015

      Pope Francis preaches reconciliation in first Cuban mass

      Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro on Cuba trip Pope Francis celebrated his first Cuban mass in Havana’s Revolution...

    23. September 19, 2015

      Pope urges US and Cuba to ‘persevere’ in detente

      Pope Francis urged US and Cuban leaders to “persevere” in the detente he helped broker last year, saying the two...

    24. September 18, 2015

      US lawmaker vows to boycott Pope

      A Republican congressman from Arizona will boycott next week’s speech to Congress by Pope Francis because of the...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      September 18, 2015

      Waiting for Francis

      A portrait of welcoming Pope Francis hangs from a door in Holguin, on Friday. The pope is visiting Cuba from Saturday,...

    26. September 17, 2015

      Pope Francis faces diplomatic test on Cuba trip

      As a parish priest in poor areas of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was so struck by Pope John Paul II’s 1998 trip...

    27. September 16, 2015

      Catholic Church: Leap of faith

      After mass last Sunday at St Mary’s church in Riverside, a leafy, affluent suburb west of Chicago, Kate Boharic, 66,...

    28. September 16, 2015

      Six key moments in the reign of Pope Francis

      When Pope Francis was the surprise choice of his fellow cardinals to lead the Catholic Church, few could have...

    29. September 15, 2015

      Pope versus Trump in migrant debate

      Apostolic visits to the US When Pope Francis makes his maiden visit to the US next week, he will accomplish something...

    30. September 8, 2015

      Pope Francis overhauls marriage annulment process

      The Vatican announced on Tuesday the most significant shake-up of the Catholic Church’s rules on marriage annulments in...

    31. September 6, 2015

      Pope calls for parishes to house migrants

      Pope Francis has launched a plea for Catholic churches across Europe to provide shelter to thousands of refugees...

    32. September 1, 2015

      Pope Francis allows priests to forgive women who have had abortions

      Pope Francis will allow priests to forgive women who have had abortions, marking one of the boldest moves yet by the 78...

    33. August 24, 2015

      René Bruelhart: preaching a new message about the Vatican’s money

      The office of René Bruelhart, the Vatican’s chief anti-money laundering cop, is in an ochre building within the Vatican...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2015

      Papal head for hats

      Pope Francis exchanges caps during his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall on Wednesday at the Vatican ...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      August 7, 2015

      Selfie Pope

      A group of people take selfies with Pope Francis during a meeting with the Youth Eucharistic Movement in the Paul VI...

    36. August 7, 2015

      Anne Krueger: the economist in a hurry

      The lengthy and rancorous debt crisis in Greece has elicited many responses in Europe, from the furious to the...

    37. July 28, 2015

      Free Lunch: Flat-pack sovereign debt restructuring

      From SDRM to CACs and Trills The FT's editorial page approvingly points out that Pope Francis has spoken in favour of...

    38. July 27, 2015

      US could prove tough audience for Pope Francis

      Pope Francis’ election in 2013 to lead the Catholic Church stirred hope among American Catholics that his humble style,...

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