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Pope installs new cardinals, including first African-American

28 Nov 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday installed 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to hold the high rank, further expanding the pontiff's impact on the group that will one day elect his successor.

Pope Francis remembers fellow Argentine Maradona affectionately, praying for him

26 Nov 2020

VATICAN CITY, ROME Pope Francis remembers soccer legend and fellow Argentine Diego Maradona with affection and is keeping him in his prayers, the Vatican said on Wednesday, and official Holy See media called him "soccer's poet".

Pope Francis remembers fellow Argentine Maradona affectionately, praying for him

26 Nov 2020

VATICAN CITY, ROME Pope Francis remembers soccer legend and fellow Argentine Diego Maradona with affection and is keeping him in his prayers, the Vatican said on Wednesday, and official Holy See media called him "soccer's poet".

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Pope Francis remembers fellow Argentine Maradona affectionately, praying for him

26 Nov 2020

VATICAN CITY, ROME, Nov 25 Pope Francis remembers soccer legend and fellow Argentine Diego Maradona with affection and is keeping him in his prayers, the Vatican said on Wednesday, and official Holy See media called him "soccer's poet".

Pope Francis remembers fellow Argentine Maradona affectionately, praying for him

26 Nov 2020

VATICAN CITY, ROME Pope Francis remembers soccer legend and fellow Argentine Diego Maradona with affection and is keeping him in his prayers, the Vatican said on Wednesday, and official Holy See media called him "soccer's poet".

First African-American cardinal seeks common ground with Biden administration

24 Nov 2020

VATICAN CITY Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, D.C. who this week will become the first African-American cardinal, said on Tuesday he wanted to find common ground with the incoming U.S. administration despite disagreements on some issues.

Pope, for first time, says China's Uighurs are 'persecuted'

24 Nov 2020

VATICAN CITY In a new book, Pope Francis for the first time calls China's Muslim Uighurs a "persecuted" people, something human rights activists have been urging him to do for years.

Pope says his brush with death helps him relate to Covid victims

23 Nov 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis says in a new book that he can relate to people in intensive care units who fear dying from coronavirus because of his own experience when part of his lung was removed 63 years ago.

Saint Pope John Paul II - a hasty halo?

17 Nov 2020

VATICAN CITY During his 27-year pontificate, Pope John Paul II canonised so many people that some dubbed the Vatican "the saint factory". | Video

After McCarrick scandal, U.S. bishops call for greater transparency

17 Nov 2020

U.S. Roman Catholic leaders called on Monday for greater transparency and vetting in the appointment of bishops after the scandal of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who rose through the ranks despite repeated allegations of sexual misconduct.

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