Pope Francis on Thursday visited one of Rio de Janeiro’s most visible favela slums, Manguinhos, as he continues his pastoral visit to Brazil for the World Youth Day gathering. He spoke to thousands gathered on the local soccer field, Vatican Radio reports. He told them that “the measure of the greatness of a society is […]

“I ask … that next Friday all honest and trustworthy Egyptians must come out. Why come out? They come out to give me the mandate and order that I confront violence and potential terrorism,”said Egyptian general Abdul Fattah el Sisi, commander of the armed forces.

Pope Francis: defeating the darkness of drug dependency. (Vatican Radio) From the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida to the “shrine of human suffering” that is the St Francis of Assisi hospital, located in the run-down Tijuca district of northern Rio de Janeiro. That was how Pope Francis himself described his visit on Wednesday afternoon […]