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Former pope asks for forgiveness over child abuse scandal when he was archbishop of Munich

Former Pope Benedict has acknowledged that errors occurred in handling sexual abuse cases when he was archbishop of Munich and asked for forgiveness, as his lawyers argued he was not directly to blame. The Vatican on Tuesday issued a letter by Benedict and a three-page addendum following a report released last month on abuse in […]

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Brazilian model kicked out of the Vatican for being ‘too sexy’

There are a handful of places on Earth that are considered incredibly holy, one such is the Vatican.While visiting Rome this week, one influencer decided to check out the Vatican, but she didn’t get to stay too long since, according to her, she was kicked out for being too sexy.Brazilian model Juju Vieirawas thought nothing […]

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Pope Francis criticises couple for choosing to have pets instead of children

Pope Francis criticized couples who choose to have pets instead of children as selfish, arguing that their decision to forgo parenthood leads to a loss of “humanity” and is a detriment to civilization. The Pope made the comments on Wednesday while speaking to a general audience about Saint Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father. Francis was lauding […]

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Pope Francis launches consultation for ambitious Church reforms

Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church has proposed the most ambitious attempt at Catholic reform in 60 years. A two-year process to consult every Catholic parish around the world on the future direction of the Church began at the Vatican this weekend. Some Catholics hope it will lead to change on issues such […]

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Pope Francis criticizes West’s involvement in Afghanistan and outsider’s imposition of democracy

Pope Francis criticized the West’s recent involvement in Afghanistan as an outsider’s attempt to impose democracy. In a radio interview aired Wednesday, Pope Francis was asked about the new political map taking shape in Afghanistan after the United States and its allies withdrew from the Taliban-controlled country after 20 years of war. The Pope said […]

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Rebel Roman Catholic priests will continue to bless same-sex couples, defying Vatican orders

Rebel Roman Catholic priests are leading a disobedience campaign against the Vatican saying they would carry on blessing same-sex couples in defiance of Church orders. On Monday the Vatican said priests cannot bless same-sex unions and that such blessings are not valid, in a ruling that disappointed gay Catholics who had hoped their Church was becoming […]

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Pope Francis appoints 13 new cardinals, including first African-American

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, expanding the group that will one day elect his successor. The cardinals were installed in a ceremony, known as a consistory, that was markedly slimmed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead […]

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Vatican investigates Pope Francis’ Instagram account after it ‘liked’ picture of Brazilian model

The Vatican has called for an investigation after the Pope’s official Instagram account “liked” a photo of a Brazilian model. It is unclear when the account “liked” the image of Natalia Garibotto. News outlets first started reporting the move last Friday, before the image was “unliked” on the platform. Vatican officials are now investigating how […]

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Pope Francis stands alone at Saint Peter’s Square amid the coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis stood alone in vast Saint Peter’s Square Friday to bless Catholics around the world suffering under the coronavirus pandemic, urging people to ease their fears through faith. “Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a […]

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Pope Francis to deliver Christmas and Easter like prayer on Wednesday to stop coronavirus

Pope Francis said on Sunday he will this week deliver an extraordinary “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) blessing – normally given only at Christmas and Easter – and called for worldwide prayer to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Francis made the surprise announcement in his weekly Angelus message, which he has […]

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IN PICTURES: Pope Francis witness empty St. Peter’s Square in Vatican

St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, where usually tens and thousands of people gathered to take look at Pope and harbour his blessings, was eerily empty in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Pope Francis also walked the otherwise empty streets of Rome on Sunday, and visited two churches amid Italy’s lockdown due to the coronavirus. […]

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Vatican confirms 1st coronavirus case as Pope recovers from cold

The Vatican confirmed the walled city-state’s first case of the new coronavirus on Friday and closed some offices as a precaution while Pope Francis continued recovering from a cold. Vatican City’s health clinic, which is used by Vatican employees and their families, was shuttered for sanitizing following the positive test result received Thursday, Vatican spokesman […]