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Pope Francis has condemned the Catholic Church’s “sin” in the Middle East – of “incoherence” between life and faith which sees some clergy profess poverty while living in wealth.

Pope Francis told the World Council of Churches in Geneva today that past attempts to overcome divisions between Christian Churches have failed “because they have been inspired by a worldly logic”.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended a scheme that had divided more than 2,000 children, including toddlers, from undocumented parents at the southern US border

In a thinly veiled criticism of the decision to close Italy's ports to a boat from North Africa that was carrying 629 migrants, including 7 pregnant women and 11 babies, Francis said that when refugees are not welcomed, supported and integrated into a country they end up in the hands of human traffickers.

Likening prenatal pregnancy testing to Nazi eugenics policies, Pope Francis set out his opposition to the screening of foetuses so that those found to be abnormal could be aborted.

Francis did not cite specific examples but has issued a strong condemnation of fake news, a phenomenon he has found himself a victim of at various points during his papacy

Pope Francis told the Family Forum in Rome: 'In the last century the whole world was scandalised by what the Nazis did to treat the purity of the race. Today we do the same, but with white gloves.'

Argentina's bishops expressed disappointment with the approval of an initiative that moves the South American country closer to legalising abortion. But the bishops also pledged to review their social ministries to better attend to youth and women.

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has pledged to disarm his nuclear arsenal and US President Donald Trump has given security guarantees in a joint statement at the end of a historic meeting in Singapore.

Pope Francis will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock when he travels to Ireland at the end of August for the Ninth World Meeting of Families. The packed two-day schedule includes meetings with President Michael D. Higgins, the Irish government and representatives of civil society 



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