The Latest: Vatican says Iran should help fight terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi talk to each during their meeting at the Campidoglio, Capitol Hill, in Rome, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Rouhani arrived Monday in Rome on the first state visit to Europe by an Iranian president in almost two decades, eager for foreign investments after the lifting of international sanctions. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Pope calls Abbas ‘angel of peace’ during Vatican visit

Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a private audience on May 16, 2015 in Vatican (AFP Pphoto pool/Alberto Pizzoli)

Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a private audience on May 16, 2015 in Vatican (AFP Pphoto pool/Alberto Pizzoli)

 Francis meets with PA chief after Holy See’s decision to acknowledge Palestinian state angers Jerusalem

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Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, right, as he arrives at the Vatican, Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, Pool)

Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, right, as he arrives at the Vatican, Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, Pool)

Jerusalem says move not conducive to peace, will consider ‘next steps’ after Holy See announcement ahead of weekend meeting between pope, Abbas

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Pope to new cardinals: practice compassion, be open to all

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass for newly-elected cardinals, in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Pope Francis welcomed 20 new cardinals Saturday into the elite club of churchmen who will elect his successor and immediately delivered a tough-love message to them, telling them to put aside their pride, jealousy and self-interests and instead exercise perfect charity. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

 

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God is not afraid of new things,

Pope Francis (pictured yesterday at the Vatican) spoke of the failings of opposing wings of the Church following the end of the Rome synod on family life which left supporters of gay rights and divorcees disappointed

Pope Francis (pictured yesterday at the Vatican) spoke of the failings of opposing wings of the Church following the end of the Rome synod on family life which left supporters of gay rights and divorcees disappointed.

Pope tells Catholics after his plans to soften church’s attitude towards homosexuals were rejected by Synod

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