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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.
Vatican suffers big loss in sale of London building at heart of fraud and embezzlement trial
In a statement issued on Friday, the Vatican said the building was sold for £186m to Boston-based private investment firm Bain Capital, but did not provide a definitive figure for the losses it has incurred in the process.
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.
Catholic Church sexual abuse survivor wants Pope Francis to listen
When Mark Murray tells Pope Francis of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child at a Catholic priest training school, he just wants the Pope to listen.
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
Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid ‘discomfort’
Queen Elizabeth II stepped gingerly onto the Buckingham Palace balcony Thursday, drawing wild cheers from the tens of thousands who came to join her at the start of four days of celebrations of her 70 years on the throne.
Charles and Camilla visit Canada on royal tour to mark Platinum Jubilee
The Prince of Wales has vowed to listen to and learn from Canada as it starts a process of reconciliation with indigenous communities.
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.
Canada indigenous seek dialogue with Vatican on repatriation of artefacts
Canadian indigenous leaders seeking an apology for the Catholic Church's role in notorious residential schools where children where abused also want to start a dialogue on the return of native artefacts held in the Vatican Museums.
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
Vatican sells luxury London building at heart of fraud trial
The Vatican’s purchase of the building in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood has been one of the blackest marks on the Vatican’s finances in recent years.
Gay Catholics come out, demand the church accept them
A group of LGBTQ Catholics demand the Vatican revise its strict church doctrine to accommodate them
Former pope Benedict accused of inaction over child sexual abuse cases
Two cases involved abusers who were allowed to continue with pastoral duties, says lawyer
Benedict denies he knew about Legionaries of Christ abuse when cardinal. Very few people may even believe him.
Former Pope Benedict XVI denied that he was given information about child abuse in the Legionaries of Christ religious order when he was a top Vatican official, in a case that has tarnished the reputation of his predecessor, John Paul II.
Pope warns about dangers of 'cancel culture'
Pope Francis on Monday warned against attempts to cancel culture, decrying "one-track thinking" he said attempts to deny or rewrite history according to today's standards.
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 Francis praises nun who ran LGBT ministry
Pontiff’s own stance on homosexuality wavers between conservative and liberal
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.
"To Hurt A Woman Is To Insult God": Pope Francis In New Year's Speech
Pope Francis wove his New Year's homily around themes of motherhood and women and used it to make one of his strongest calls yet for an end to violence against them.
South Africa anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu dies aged 90
South Africa began a week of mourning events for anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu, described as the country's moral compass, on Monday as tributes poured in from across the world for the outspoken Nobel peace laureate.
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