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Pope meets with cardinals on future direction of church
Pope Francis on Tuesday wrapped up two days of closed-door meetings with about 180 cardinals, many of them young enough to elect a future pontiff, including discussions about how the Catholic Church’s governance could be made more inclus...
The World Economic Forum: heroes or villains?
In movies and television shows, we are often exposed to the story of good vs. evil. Typically the plot involves a hero doing everything in their power to stop the treacherous plans of the villain. We watch, we cheer, and we find satisfac...
Pope apologizes for 'catastrophic' school policy in Canada
Pope Francis issued a historic apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed ...
Vatican imposes new investment policy amid financial scandal
The Vatican has centralized and overhauled its investment strategy after a botched deal lost tens of millions of euros, imposing a policy that prohibits investments in products such as pornography and weapons and prioritizes prudent inve...
Pope denies resignation rumors, hopes to visit Kyiv, Moscow
Pope Francis has dismissed rumors he plans to resign anytime soon, and says that he hopes to visit Moscow and Kyiv after traveling to Canada later this month.
Musk meets pope, uses Twitter to announce the audience
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, used the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis.
Pope Francis' Decision To Cancel Africa Trip Fuels Rumours Over Resignation
Experts say the rumours within the insular Roman Curia are nothing new, and often fuelled by those with an interest.
Nigeria: town mourns more than 50 people shot dead in church during mass
Witnesses describe how attackers detonated explosives and shot at those who tried to flee
Pope says NATO may have caused Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Francis says transatlantic military alliance was ‘barking’ at Russia’s door.
Doubling up: Italian children should get both parents' surnames, court says
Italian children should be given the surname of both parents, the Constitutional Court said on Wednesday, overturning the tradition by which all newborns are automatically named after their father.
Was the Pope right to say people are selfish for having pets?
Pope Francis has criticised what he deemed “selfish” pet owners who prefer to keep animals as pets rather than have children, which is presumably their Catholic duty. The pontiff said: “Many couples do not have children because they don’...
"Shameful Capitulation": Pope Francis Slams Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
Ukraine Crisis: "War is a failure of politics and of humanity, a shameful capitulation," says Pope Francis said.
Ex-Pope Benedict Seeks Forgiveness Over Abuse Scandal
"I can only express to all the victims of sexual abuse my profound shame, my deep sorrow and my heartfelt request for forgiveness," the 94-year-old said in a letter
Kazakhstan death toll spikes as 164 reported killed and thousands detained in violent protests
At least 164 people have been killed and more than 5,000 detained during violent upheaval in Kazakhstan this week, as unrest swept the nation and the death toll ticked even higher.
As less-lethal Omicron surges, Europeans ease restrictions
European governments are relaxing COVID-19 rules to keep hospitals, schools and emergency services going as the much more contagious but less lethal Omicron variant changes their approach to the pandemic.
Pope backs COVID immunisation campaigns, warns of ideological misinformation
Pope Francis on Monday condemned "baseless" ideological misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, backing national immunisation campaigns and calling health care a moral obligation.
Pope Scolds Couples Who Choose Pets Over Kids
Expressing concern about global birthrates, Francis said such couples were acting in a selfish way that diminished humanity.
France sees 100,000 daily COVID cases for first time
France’s third straight day of record cases comes amid thousands of flights cancelled worldwide on Christmas weekend.
2021: The year of the mask
As the world entered its second full year of the coronavirus pandemic, masks became a ubiquitous sight, from sports stadiums to the highest political offices.
The most striking images of 2021
Kelly Grovier picks 15 of the most startling photos from this year – including images of the riots at the US Capitol and an airplane in Kabul – and compares them with iconic artworks.
Pope, At Military Cemetery, Tells Arms Manufacturers To "Stop"
On All Souls Day, Francis said a Mass at the French military cemetery in Rome, with its rows of white crosses the burial place of about 1,900 French and Moroccan soldiers killed in World War Two.
Monsignor Rómulo Aguilar, coordinator of the Organizing Committee of WYD Panama dies
Monsignor Rómulo Aguilar was appointed by Pope Francis as "Chaplain of His Holiness", due to his dedication and service to the Catholic Church.
Vatican enjoys diplomatic immunity, European human rights court says, dismissing alleged child-abuse victims
The Vatican enjoys sovereign immunity that protects it from sexual-abuse lawsuits in local courts, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled, after a case was put forward by 24 people who claim to be victims.
Divert Arms Money For Food, Vaccines: Pope At Peace Meet With Angela Merkel
Pope Francis spoke after remarks by Muslim and Jewish leaders, by other Christians, and by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who held talks with the pope earlier in the day.
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