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    Pope tightens Vatican’s anti-corruption rules

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 06:31pm on April 29, 2021

    Pope Francis on Thursday announced new anti-corruption rules for top officials as part of his drive to clean up the Vatican following a series of...

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    Pope voices ‘sadness’ over disappearance of 130 migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 10:32pm on April 25, 2021

    Pope Francis Sunday voiced his ‘sadness’ and ‘shame’ over the fate of 130 migrants who went missing after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean. European...

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    Pope appoints first woman undersecretary of synod of bishops

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 10:27am on February 07, 2021

    Pope Francis has broken with Catholic tradition to appoint a woman as an undersecretary of the synod of bishops, the first to hold the post...

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    Pope dedicates world day to ‘forgotten’ grandparents

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 10:38pm on January 31, 2021

    Pope Francis on Sunday announced a Catholic Church-wide celebration of grandparents and the elderly, to be marked each year in July. ‘Grandparents are often forgotten,’...

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    Christmas celebrated amid pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 10:29pm on December 25, 2020

    Christmas festivities began Friday, with hundreds of millions across the world under coronavirus restrictions celebrating a pared-down version of a holiday typically marked by travel...

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    Pope urges COVID-19 vaccines for all in Christmas message

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 10:25pm on December 25, 2020

    Pope Francis in his Christmas message on Friday called for ‘vaccines for all, especially the most vulnerable and most in need in all regions of...

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    Pope offers Christmas messages for Lebanon, South Sudan

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 09:37pm on December 24, 2020

    Pope Francis expressed his desire to visit crisis-hit Lebanon and urged political leaders in South Sudan to continue working for peace in Christmas Eve messages....

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    Pope John Paul II knew about abuse allegations against ex-cardinal: report

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 11:24pm on November 10, 2020

    The Vatican on Tuesday denied covering up sexual abuse committed by a US ex-cardinal, admitting papal mistakes but saying Theodore McCarrick’s crimes had for years...

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    Pope hails UN global ceasefire move to fight pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 11:39pm on July 05, 2020

    Pope Francis on Sunday threw his support behind a UN Security Council resolution calling for a halt to conflicts to facilitate the fight against the...

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    Pandemic increases child sex abuse risk: Catholic expert

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 11:59pm on June 19, 2020

    A top expert in the Catholic Church’s battle against child sex abuse has said the coronavirus pandemic has increased the risks to minors as the...

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