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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.
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.
Christmas Celebrated Across The World Under Pandemic's Shadow
The pandemic has claimed more than 1.7 million lives and is still running rampant in much of the world, but the recent launching of mass vaccine campaigns has boosted hopes that 2021 could bring a respite.
World readies for Christmas under coronavirus lockdown
Pope Francis leads low-key Christmas Eve mass at St Peter’s Basilica amid coronavirus curfew rules. The usual holiday crowds are missing around the world, as pandemic forces millions to cancel plans and limit festivities.
Pope Francis Urges Covid "Vaccines For All" In Christmas Message
Vaccines were "glimmers of hope in this period of darkness and uncertainty," Pope Francis said in the annual "Urbi et Orbi" speech "to the city and the world".
Instagram model Natalia Garibotto: Pope Francis ‘like’ was good for business
Never mind the Book of Job - she’s booking jobs. Natalia Garibotto, who caused a sinful scandal when Pope Francis’ Instagram account liked a steamy photo of her, says the papal publicity gained her 600,000 followers - and now she’s makin...
Pope Francis may step down before the end of the year
Pope Francis may step down before the end of the year, according to a source close to the Vatican.
Biden's Catholic faith will be on full display as the first churchgoing president in decades
Joe Biden rarely misses Sunday Mass. So it was notable when the President-elect didn't attend church on November 29, the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the season when Roman Catholics like Biden prepare for Christmas.
World leaders mark 5 years of Paris climate agreement with virtual gathering
While speaking at a virtual United Nations climate summit on Saturday, the UN's Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, urged world leaders on Saturday to declare states of "climate emergency" in their countries to spur action to avoid cata...
This archbishop has become the first African American cardinal in Catholic history
Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC, made history Saturday afternoon at an installation ceremony in Rome.
I Know From Experience The Feeling Of Those Sick With Covid: Pope Francis
In the book, a conversation with one of his biographers, Briton Austen Ivereigh, Pope Francis talks in some of the most personal terms to date about the time he was hovering between life and death.
Vatican Investigates How Pope's Instagram Account "Liked" Photo Of Model
The Vatican has launched an investigation into how Pope Francis's Instagram account "liked" a raunchy photograph of a Brazilian bikini model with her bottom on display, an official said Friday.
Vatican says McCarrick’s rise fault of many, but spares Francis
Two-year Vatican investigation into former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick finds warnings of sexual misconduct were ignored.
Pope Francis includes first black American, a noted Trump critic, among 13 new cardinals
Pope Francis has announced 13 new cardinals, the most notable of which is Washington DC Archbishop Wilton Gregory, the first black American prelate to earn the honor.
Vatican and China prepare to renew historic deal, angering US
Pope Francis has reportedly approved a two-year renewal of the deal on the appointment of bishops vetted by the Vatican.
Vatican publishes manual to handle complaints of sexual abuse in the Church
The Vatican published this Thursday on the initiative of Pope Francis a manual for ecclesiastics with directives on the procedure to follow when investigating cases of alleged sexual abuse against minors within the Church.
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