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‘Today you do not destroy with weapons, you destroy with ideas,’ says Pope

No Georgian Orthodox bishops attend Mass in Georgian capital

Francis says Catholics and Orthodox must ‘rise above the misunderstandings of the past’

More than 230,000 people are still displaced by conflict over control of South Ossetia

Pontiff says trips to Africa and Asia prevent a visit to his homeland

Francis asks Jesus to free humanity from ‘every division and evil’

Bishop Egan says ‘everything should be done to create an authentic Christian ethos’

Pope Francis made the address after a private meeting with the Georgian president

A witness to Father Hamel’s murder has spoken for the first time about what happened

The visit shows improved ties between the Holy See and the two former Soviet republics