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Prince Philip: Queen 'has been amazing', says Countess of Wessex
The Queen "has been amazing" following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the Countess of Wessex has said.
Prince Philip's Funeral On April 17, Harry To Attend
Royal officials said the funeral, which will be televised, will take place at 1400 GMT on Saturday, April 17 in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, west of London.
Pope calls for end to war, violence, and ‘race for new weaponry’ in Easter message
Pope Francis condemned the conflicts in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, calling for an end to the “clash of arms” in his Easter message.
Vatican official ‘offered call girl as thank you for £300m Chelsea property deal’
A Vatican official allegedly offered a businessman the services of a call girl as they negotiated the Holy See’s £300 million purchase of a landmark London property, according to a High Court ruling.
Pope sends Julian Assange personal message to his jail cell, partner says
Pope Francis has conveyed a personal message to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains incarcerated in a British maximum security prison battling possible extradition to the US, the publisher’s partner has said.
Racism is 'a virus', says Pope Francis, warning of lurking threat
'Instances of racism continue to shame us, for they show that our supposed social progress is not as real or definitive as we think.'
Pope Francis Calls for ‘New World Order’ After the Pandemic
Pope Francis said things will never be the same in a post-pandemic world, calling instead for the establishment of a “new world order.”
Elton John criticises 'hypocritical' Vatican over same-sex stance
Singer tweets that Holy See indirectly invested in his Rocketman biopic
Vatican says it will not bless same-sex unions, calling them a 'sin'
The Vatican said Monday that the Catholic Church would not bless same-sex unions, in a combative statement approved by Pope Francis that threatens to widen the chasm between the church and much of the LGBTQ community.
Pope Francis leads Sunday prayers in ruins of bombed Iraq church
Pope Francis has led Sunday prayers from the ruins of an Iraqi cathedral destroyed by the Islamic State.
Pope Francis meets with top Shia cleric on historic visit to Iraq
Pope Francis condemned violence in the name of God as ‘the greatest blasphemy’ during his historic visit to Iraq, where he met with the country’s top Shia cleric.
Pope Francis opens first-ever papal visit to Iraq amid tight security
Pope Francis opened the first-ever papal visit to Iraq with a plea for the country to protect its centuries-old diversity.
Herefordshire Catholic school's sex programme under fire
A school's sex and relationship programme which says contraception is wrong and gay and lesbian people cannot marry has been criticised by a council.
Political ‘personality cults’ are bad for democracy and rule of law, Pope says, citing events of 2020
Pope Francis condemned political cults of personality and said mature democracies must ensure the rule of law prevails over political interests, in what was widely interpreted as a condemnation of populism.
Breaking From Tradition, Pope Elects First Woman To Senior Church Post
Frenchwoman Nathalie Becquart is one of the two new undersecretaries named Saturday to the synod, where she has been a consultant since 2019.
From spy to singer, world leaders' surprising former jobs
Everyone’s got to start somewhere, even world leaders. Yet you might be surprised by the variety of first jobs held by these prolific politicians – from comedians to composers, bus drivers to bouncers. Click or scroll through to discover...
Pope Francis, Ex-Pope Benedict Get Virus Vaccines: Vatican
It had already been reported that Francis, 84, had received the jab on Wednesday, the first day of the Vatican's vaccination drive, but officials declined to confirm the news.
The deaths of 9,000 infants in Irish homes for unwed mothers proves how little value women had in the eyes of the Catholic Church
An investigation into mother-and-child institutions in Ireland calls for both a state apology and redress. But that’s too little too late for women, who, for centuries, have been treated as second-class citizens by the Church.
Pope Francis’ personal doctor dies of Covid-19, as Pontiff misses scheduled baptism
Pope Francis’ personal doctor has died from coronavirus complications, according to the Vatican’s newspaper. It is unknown when he was last in contact with the pope, who missed a baptism ceremony hours after the news broke.
Pope is out of his mind: criticizes people going on holiday to skip Covid-19 lockdowns
In a wierd comment Pope Francis has condemned people who traveled abroad for a vacation and skipped suffering the Covid-19 lockdowns, claiming that people should suffer even if they can avoid it, just because the others are suffering too...
Church opens its doors to LGBTQI+ people
Being part of the LGBTQI+ community and a church congregation at the same time is not accepted everywhere, and particularly not in Cuba. But one church there is breaking new ground.
Pope Recalls Meeting Maradona, Says "He Was Poet On Field"
Pope Francis also shared memories of the makeshift footballs that sufficed to exhilarate him and his boyhood friends.
Argentina Passes Landmark Bill Legalizing Abortion
"It becomes law," said Senate president Cristina Kirchner, after more than twelve hours of debate.
President Trump is most admired man in 2020, Gallup poll reveals
President Trump tops the list of the most admired man for 2020, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.
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