Federico Lombardi

Vatican to Trump: Pope is No Tool of Mexican Immigration

The Vatican has responded to Donald Trump’s criticism of Pope Francis’s stance on immigration, denying that the Pope is a pawn of Mexico’s immigration policy and underscoring that Francis’ concern for migrants is global and not a matter of U.S.


Vatican Denies Rumors of Papal Brain Tumor

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi is vigorously denying rumors that Pope Francis is suffering from a brain tumor, calling the reports “entirely unfounded” and the reporting “gravely irresponsible.”

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Papal Spokesman Amazed at Pope’s Stamina

After the first jam-packed day of his apostolic journey to several Latin American countries, Pope Francis seemed little affected by the long flight or full timetable that kept him working throughout the day, with an open-air Mass with as many as a million in attendance, meetings with bishops, indigenous groups, and students, as well as a visit to a historic Jesuit church.

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Pope Francis Focuses on Family Life on Trip to Latin America

Eschewing for the moment other topics such as poverty, the environment, and social justice, Pope Francis kicked off his pilgrimage through Central and South America with a series of reflections on the family and its importance for society.

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