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# vatican - Sunday 21 August, 2022

Pope 'concerned' after Nicaraguan bishop detained
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Pope 'concerned' after Nicaraguan bishop detained

Aug 21st 2022, 1:36 PM 13,789 Views 7 Comments

Pope Francis said he was following “closely with concern and sorrow” the situation in Nicaragua, two days after bishop and regime critic Rolando Alvarez was detained.

# vatican - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Pope Francis says he may have to slow down or retire
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Pope Francis says he may have to slow down or retire

Jul 30th 2022, 1:15 PM 24,384 Views 30 Comments

The 85-year-old pope has been using a wheelchair more frequently due to knee pain.

# vatican - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Pope appoints first women to Vatican department responsible for choosing new bishops
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Pope appoints first women to Vatican department responsible for choosing new bishops

Jul 13th 2022, 7:18 PM 14,630 Views 21 Comments

Two nuns and a laywoman have been appointed to the Dicastery for Bishops.

# vatican - Monday 4 July, 2022

Pope Francis dismisses resignation rumours
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Pope Francis dismisses resignation rumours

Jul 4th 2022, 2:48 PM 11,866 Views 8 Comments

Francis also said he hopes to visit Moscow and Kyiv.

# vatican - Sunday 5 June, 2022

Pope Francis fuels speculation on future
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Pope Francis fuels speculation on future

Jun 5th 2022, 12:00 PM 55,299 Views 13 Comments

Italian and Catholic media have been rife with unsourced rumours that the 85-year-old, who is suffering mobility problems, might resign.

# vatican - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals
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Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals

May 29th 2022, 5:00 PM 23,587 Views 33 Comments

Many of the names are figures from outside Europe, keeping with Francis’s determination to have church leaders reflect the global face of the Catholic Church.

# vatican - Saturday 28 May, 2022

Powerful Vatican prelate Cardinal Angelo Sodano dies aged 94
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Powerful Vatican prelate Cardinal Angelo Sodano dies aged 94

May 28th 2022, 2:59 PM 20,564 Views 32 Comments

His legacy was tarnished by his support for the paedophile founder of an influential religious order.

# vatican - Friday 1 April, 2022

Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools
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Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools

Apr 1st 2022, 4:32 PM 11,938 Views 18 Comments

Numerous investigations into the former residential schools are underway across Canada after the discovery of mass unmarked graves.

# vatican - Monday 24 January, 2022

Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial
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Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial

Jan 24th 2022, 1:27 PM 14,945 Views 0 Comments

He says an editorial error was responsible for his previous assertion that he was not there.

# vatican - Friday 29 October, 2021

Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis runs into overtime
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Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis runs into overtime

Updated Oct 29th 2021, 8:26 PM 29,421 Views 29 Comments

Biden’s support of abortion rights and same-sex marriage has put him at odds with many US bishops.

# vatican - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Two priests cleared after Vatican sex abuse trial
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Two priests cleared after Vatican sex abuse trial

Oct 6th 2021, 1:13 PM 10,549 Views 0 Comments

The case was the Vatican’s first criminal trial for such allegations.

# vatican - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Cardinal on trial as Vatican financial scandal case resumes
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Cardinal on trial as Vatican financial scandal case resumes

Oct 5th 2021, 9:48 AM 10,446 Views 0 Comments

Cardinal Angelo Becciu served as the equivalent of chief of staff for Pope Francis at the time of the deal.

# vatican - Saturday 21 August, 2021

Vatican sanctions Polish archbishop for cover-up of child sexual abuse
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Vatican sanctions Polish archbishop for cover-up of child sexual abuse

Aug 21st 2021, 5:22 PM 20,174 Views 23 Comments

The retired archbishop has been banned from public service.

# vatican - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case
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Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case

Jul 27th 2021, 12:21 PM 19,566 Views 29 Comments

It’s the largest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history.

# vatican - Saturday 3 July, 2021

Vatican indicts 10, including Cardinal, on charges including extortion and abuse of office
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Vatican indicts 10, including Cardinal, on charges including extortion and abuse of office

Jul 3rd 2021, 2:02 PM 20,189 Views 33 Comments

Cardinal Angelo Becciu is among those facing an indictment.

# vatican - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 22nd 2021, 9:30 PM 10,290 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
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Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move

Jun 22nd 2021, 4:51 PM 25,566 Views 25 Comments

The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.

# vatican - Saturday 19 June, 2021

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
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US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion

Jun 19th 2021, 10:11 AM 68,440 Views 123 Comments

Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.

# vatican - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests
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Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests

Jun 1st 2021, 6:10 PM 19,007 Views 28 Comments

It came after repeated complaints by victims of sexual abuse and others that previous wording within the code was outdated and opaque.

# vatican - Friday 5 March, 2021

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 12:15 PM 21,694 Views 46 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

# vatican - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'
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Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'

Jan 10th 2021, 4:40 PM 24,990 Views 33 Comments

Pope Francis urged the US authorities to protect democratic values.

# vatican - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Pope appoints first African American cardinal
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Pope appoints first African American cardinal

Nov 28th 2020, 6:25 PM 20,750 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis has created 95 new cardinals since his election in 2013.

# vatican - Monday 12 October, 2020

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial
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Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

Oct 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 28,555 Views 35 Comments

George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.

# vatican - Friday 25 September, 2020

Vatican announces surprise resignation of top cardinal Angelo Becciu
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Vatican announces surprise resignation of top cardinal Angelo Becciu

Sep 25th 2020, 10:20 AM 34,300 Views 35 Comments

The 72-year-old was named as a cardinal in summer 2018.

# vatican - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy
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‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy

Jan 8th 2020, 8:14 PM 58,660 Views 23 Comments

The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer last week was an instant hit on social media.

# vatican - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases
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Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases

Dec 17th 2019, 12:24 PM 15,988 Views 46 Comments

The reform is part of changes being introduced by the Church today.

# vatican - Saturday 30 November, 2019

The Vatican has returned a relic believed to be from Jesus’ manger to the Holy Land
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The Vatican has returned a relic believed to be from Jesus’ manger to the Holy Land

Nov 30th 2019, 10:51 AM 25,329 Views 88 Comments

The thumb-sized relic was unveiled to worshippers at the Notre Dame church in Jerusalem.

# vatican - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests
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Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests

Oct 6th 2019, 1:25 PM 13,236 Views 73 Comments

The move is part of discussions to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon region.

# vatican - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against convictions for child sex abuse
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Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against convictions for child sex abuse

Aug 21st 2019, 7:16 AM 10,596 Views 38 Comments

He was once the Vatican’s third highest-ranking official.

# vatican - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Vatican search fails to find remains of teenager who disappeared in 1983
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Vatican search fails to find remains of teenager who disappeared in 1983

Jul 28th 2019, 4:47 PM 12,643 Views 10 Comments

Emanuela Orlandi was the daughter of a Vatican City employee. She disappeared on 22 June 1983.

# vatican - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
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Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen

Jul 20th 2019, 2:18 PM 23,330 Views 17 Comments

Emanuela Orlandi was last seen leaving a music class in Rome in 1983.

# vatican - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as two sets of bones are found
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Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as two sets of bones are found

Jul 13th 2019, 7:00 PM 64,218 Views 16 Comments

The tombs of two 19th-century princesses were opened in the hope of finding the remains of Emanuela Orlandi – but they were empty.

# vatican - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Mystery of girl who went missing in 1986 continues after two Vatican tombs opened today were empty
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Mystery of girl who went missing in 1986 continues after two Vatican tombs opened today were empty

Jul 11th 2019, 7:00 PM 34,891 Views 14 Comments

Not only was Emanuela Orlandi’s body not found, the tombs did not hold the skeletons of the two princesses supposed to be buried there.

# vatican - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Vatican to open tombs in search for teenage girl missing since 1983
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Vatican to open tombs in search for teenage girl missing since 1983

Jul 10th 2019, 8:25 PM 42,170 Views 7 Comments

Emanuela Orlandi was last seen leaving a music class aged 15 in June 1983.

# vatican - Monday 10 June, 2019

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender
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Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender

Jun 10th 2019, 9:08 PM 25,051 Views 120 Comments

The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.

# vatican - Monday 13 May, 2019

Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome
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Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome

May 13th 2019, 8:50 AM 29,248 Views 62 Comments

It is believed the supply had been shut off due to unpaid electricity bills amounting to around €300,000.

# vatican - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons
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Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons

Mar 28th 2019, 3:53 PM 25,042 Views 26 Comments

The video was shared online and had gained more than 11 million views on Twitter.

# vatican - Monday 31 December, 2018

Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up
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Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up

Dec 31st 2018, 5:30 PM 12,265 Views 21 Comments

The Vatican has yet to give an explanation for the resignation of Greg Burke and his deputy Paloma Garcia Ovejero.

# vatican - Friday 2 November, 2018

Hunt for identity of skeleton discovered in Vatican embassy
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Hunt for identity of skeleton discovered in Vatican embassy

Nov 2nd 2018, 11:54 AM 32,665 Views 13 Comments

Another potential victim emerged today.

# vatican - Friday 12 October, 2018

Pope accepts resignation of US Cardinal who was criticised over handling of sex abuse claims
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Pope accepts resignation of US Cardinal who was criticised over handling of sex abuse claims

Oct 12th 2018, 1:36 PM 8,149 Views 73 Comments

He was blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania.

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