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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.
‘My shame, our shame’: Pope reacts to bombshell report of Catholic Church’s sexual abuse of thousands of children in France
Pope Francis has expressed shame on behalf of himself and the Roman Catholic Church over the scale of sexual abuse committed against children in France after a damming report found hundreds of thousands of minors had been abused.
French Church abuse: Victims demand action after inquiry
Victims of sexual abuse in the French Catholic Church have demanded action after the publication of a damning new inquiry.
Canadian Catholic Church Apologises to Indigenous People for Abuse in Residential Schools
The Canadian Catholic Church has apologised to the country's indigenous peoples for the suffering caused to children in residential schools, many of which were operated by the Church and often relied on forced assimilation.
Pope Says Abortion Is Murder, Urges "Pastoral" Approach
Pope Francis was responding to a question about some US bishops who proposed denying the sacred ritual to politicians who supported abortion rights -- a group that includes Biden.
Pope Hopes Many Nations Take Afghan Refugees And Young Are Educated
"I also pray for the internally displaced so that they have help and necessary protection," Pope Francis said.
Haiti Earthquake Death Count Up To 724, Now Tropical Storm Set To Hit
"We need to show a lot of solidarity," said Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry
As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis' financial reforms also on trial
The Vatican is opening criminal proceedings on July 27 against Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a once-powerful cardinal demoted by Pope Francis last fall, and nine other defendants.
Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive
The Vatican released information on its real estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of its most detailed financial disclosures ever. Billions of dollars from the poorest peopl...
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