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Pope Francis was secretly taped during phone call with cardinal, court hears
Pope Francis was secretly taped during a phone call with one of his cardinals, it emerged during an on-going financial trial at the Vatican on Thursday.
Italy Declares State Of Emergency After Landslide Hits Island Of Ischia
More than 200 rescuers are still searching for a dozen missing people, while hundreds of volunteers, and others, up to their knees in mud, are busy cleaning the streets of the town.
Cardinal On Trial For Misuse Of Church Funds Taped Call With Pope Francis
Cardinal Becciu was removed from office and stripped of his cardinal privileges amid a scandal over the Vatican's loss-making purchase of a luxury London property and misuse of Church funds.
Women priests, homosexuality, not closed debate in Church, German bishop says
A leading German Catholic bishop on Saturday contested the Vatican's view that debates about women priests and homosexuality were closed, saying they will have to be confronted in the future.
France opens inquiry into cardinal’s confession of child abuse
Prosecutors in Marseille probe the facts after a cardinal admits to ‘reprehensible’ acts against a girl in the 1980s.
Italy's new PM Meloni meets Macron in Rome
French President Emmanuel Macron and new Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni held talks in Rome on Sunday in the first, though informal, meeting between the two political leaders.
Cardinal challenges Vatican cop over hostage payments
The Vatican’s fraud and corruption trial took a dramatic twist Wednesday when a once-powerful cardinal challenged the Vatican’s police commissioner on the stand about one of the more peculiar tangents of the case: the Vatican’s half-mill...
Putin summons security council after Crimean bridge blast
‘There will be an answer’ to the explosion on the Kerch Bridge, Duma defense committee head says.
Pope meets with cardinals on future direction of church
Pope Francis on Tuesday wrapped up two days of closed-door meetings with about 180 cardinals, many of them young enough to elect a future pontiff, including discussions about how the Catholic Church’s governance could be made more inclus...
Pope Francis to create 20 new cardinals who may choose his successor
Pope Francis is creating 20 new cardinals on Saturday, a further step in the preparation of his succession.
The World Economic Forum: heroes or villains?
In movies and television shows, we are often exposed to the story of good vs. evil. Typically the plot involves a hero doing everything in their power to stop the treacherous plans of the villain. We watch, we cheer, and we find satisfac...
Pope apologizes for 'catastrophic' school policy in Canada
Pope Francis issued a historic apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed ...
Vatican imposes new investment policy amid financial scandal
The Vatican has centralized and overhauled its investment strategy after a botched deal lost tens of millions of euros, imposing a policy that prohibits investments in products such as pornography and weapons and prioritizes prudent inve...
Eugenio Scalfari, revolutionized Italy's journalism, dies
Eugenio Scalfari, who helped revolutionize Italian journalism with the creation of La Repubblica, a liberal daily that boldly challenged Italy’s traditional newspapers, died Thursday at 98, the Senate president announced.
Pope denies resignation rumors, hopes to visit Kyiv, Moscow
Pope Francis has dismissed rumors he plans to resign anytime soon, and says that he hopes to visit Moscow and Kyiv after traveling to Canada later this month.
Musk meets pope, uses Twitter to announce the audience
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, used the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis.
Vatican suffers big loss in sale of London building at heart of fraud and embezzlement trial
In a statement issued on Friday, the Vatican said the building was sold for £186m to Boston-based private investment firm Bain Capital, but did not provide a definitive figure for the losses it has incurred in the process.
Pope Francis' Decision To Cancel Africa Trip Fuels Rumours Over Resignation
Experts say the rumours within the insular Roman Curia are nothing new, and often fuelled by those with an interest.
Catholic Church sexual abuse survivor wants Pope Francis to listen
When Mark Murray tells Pope Francis of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child at a Catholic priest training school, he just wants the Pope to listen.
Nigeria: town mourns more than 50 people shot dead in church during mass
Witnesses describe how attackers detonated explosives and shot at those who tried to flee
Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid ‘discomfort’
Queen Elizabeth II stepped gingerly onto the Buckingham Palace balcony Thursday, drawing wild cheers from the tens of thousands who came to join her at the start of four days of celebrations of her 70 years on the throne.
Pope says NATO may have caused Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Francis says transatlantic military alliance was ‘barking’ at Russia’s door.
Civilians reportedly leave steel plant in Mariupol
A group of civilians left the steelworks plant in Mariupol overnight, where the last Ukrainian troops are holding out in the besieged port city.
Doubling up: Italian children should get both parents' surnames, court says
Italian children should be given the surname of both parents, the Constitutional Court said on Wednesday, overturning the tradition by which all newborns are automatically named after their father.
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