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Canadian Catholic Church Apologises to Indigenous People for Abuse in Residential Schools
The Canadian Catholic Church has apologised to the country's indigenous peoples for the suffering caused to children in residential schools, many of which were operated by the Church and often relied on forced assimilation.
Pope Says Abortion Is Murder, Urges "Pastoral" Approach
Pope Francis was responding to a question about some US bishops who proposed denying the sacred ritual to politicians who supported abortion rights -- a group that includes Biden.
Pope Hopes Many Nations Take Afghan Refugees And Young Are Educated
"I also pray for the internally displaced so that they have help and necessary protection," Pope Francis said.
The death toll from the Haiti earthquake rose to almost 1,300
It also brought the number injured to more than 5,700, which was 2,800.
Haiti Earthquake Death Count Up To 724, Now Tropical Storm Set To Hit
"We need to show a lot of solidarity," said Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry
As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis' financial reforms also on trial
The Vatican is opening criminal proceedings on July 27 against Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a once-powerful cardinal demoted by Pope Francis last fall, and nine other defendants.
Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive
The Vatican released information on its real estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of its most detailed financial disclosures ever. Billions of dollars from the poorest peopl...
Vatican Discloses Property Portfolio For First Time Ahead Of Fraud Trial
The 2020 budget showed that the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See owns 4,051 properties in Italy and some 1,120 properties in London, Paris, Geneva and Lausanne.
Pope Francis discharged from Rome hospital 10 days after intestinal surgery
The 84-year-old pontiff has left hospital 10 days after undergoing surgery to rectify a condition that had caused the narrowing of his colon.
Pope Francis In "Good" Condition After Surgery, To Stay In Hospital For 7 Days
Pope Francis "is in good general condition, alert and breathing spontaneously", spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement, adding that the surgery "lasted about three hours".
Vatican indicts 10 people, including a cardinal, over an international financial scandal
The Vatican has indicted 10 people, including an Italian cardinal, for several alleged financial crimes including extortion, corruption, fraud, forgery, embezzlement and abuse of power.
Cardinal and nine others face Vatican corruption charges over London property deal
Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was fired by Pope Francis last year over a donation to his brother's charity, helped arrange the initial investment but denies any wrongdoing.
Top German Catholic Church official offers resignation over 'catastrophe of sexual abuse'
A top cleric in Germany's Catholic Church has offered to resign as the Archbishop of Munich, saying he shared "responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse" by church officials.
Pope Francis Updates Canon Law To Address Paedophilia By Priests
The purpose of the revision, wrote Pope Francis in introducing the changes, is "restoration of justice, the reform of the offender, and the repair of scandal."
German priests defy Vatican ban and bless same-sex unions
The Catholic Church has lost touch with the "living reality" of LGBT+ people, said one of more than 100 German priests who are defying the Vatican this week by blessing same-sex couples.
Pope Francis Backs Waiving Patents On Coronavirus Vaccines
Pope Francis, who has repeatedly spoken of the need to share vaccines, condemned the "virus of individualism" that "makes us indifferent to the suffering of others".
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.”
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.
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