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Pope Francis installs 13 new cardinals, including first African American Wilton Gregory
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Pope Francis installs 13 new cardinals, including first African American Wilton Gregory

Francis warned the new cardinals against falling into corruption or using their new rank for personal advancement, saying that just because they have a new title, 'Eminence', doesn’t mean they should drift from their people

Pope Francis hails NBA players for their 'collective efforts addressing social and economic injustice'
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Pope Francis hails NBA players for their 'collective efforts addressing social and economic injustice'

The five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver — were joined in the delegation by NBA players' union executive director Michele Roberts and two other union executives, Sherrie Deans and Matteo Zuretti.

Pope congratulates Joe Biden on election; president-elect says look forward to working with Vatican
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Pope congratulates Joe Biden on election; president-elect says look forward to working with Vatican

News of the call came even as some Catholic bishops in the US decline to acknowledge Biden’s victory and argue that the faithful should not back him because of his support for abortion rights

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film 'Francesco'
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Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film 'Francesco'

Francis had endorsed civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to same-sex marriages while serving as an archbishop. However, he had never come out publicly in favour of it as pope

Italian teenager Carlo Acutis, who died in 2006, could be Catholic Church's first millennial saint
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Italian teenager Carlo Acutis, who died in 2006, could be Catholic Church's first millennial saint

Since his death, Carlo has become known in some Catholic circles as the patron saint of the internet for his facility with computers and his early and enthusiastic embrace of the web, which he used as an expression of his Catholic faith.

Rich can't get priority for coronavirus vaccine, poor need help too, says Pope Francis
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Rich can't get priority for coronavirus vaccine, poor need help too, says Pope Francis

The pope said the world can't return to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic if "normal" means social injustice and degradation of the natural environment

Vatican said to be hacked from China just weeks before embarking on talks with Beijing
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Vatican said to be hacked from China just weeks before embarking on talks with Beijing

The revelations are certain to anger the Vatican as its relationship with the Chinese government has been enormously delicate, especially over China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

Global COVID-19 toll crosses 6.02 lakh, cases climb to 1.42 crore; US continues to be worst-hit country
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Global COVID-19 toll crosses 6.02 lakh, cases climb to 1.42 crore; US continues to be worst-hit country

The US alone accounts for over 37 lakh COVID-19 cases, while Brazil has reported 20 lakh and India, 10 lakh.

Pope Francis writes letter praising Alex Zanardi's strength after Paralympic gold-medalist's handbike crash
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Pope Francis writes letter praising Alex Zanardi's strength after Paralympic gold-medalist's handbike crash

Zanardi, who lost both of his legs in an auto racing crash nearly 20 years ago, has been on a ventilator since he crashed his handbike into a truck near the Tuscan town of Pienza on Friday during a relay event.

Pope Francis cancels participation in Lenten spiritual retreat due to 'slight illness' amid coronavirus scare in Italy
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Pope Francis cancels participation in Lenten spiritual retreat due to 'slight illness' amid coronavirus scare in Italy

Earlier this week, the pope canceled two planned official audiences — formal affairs in the Apostolic Palace where Francis would have delivered a speech and greeted a great number of people at the end

The Two Popes movie review: Anthony Hopkins-Jonathan Pryce Netflix film is a charming affirmation of faith
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The Two Popes movie review: Anthony Hopkins-Jonathan Pryce Netflix film is a charming affirmation of faith

The Two Popes shows a Catholic Church at the crossroads, and the choices it must make to stay relevant to 1.2 billion people around the globe.

Kerala court stays expulsion of Sister Lucy Kalappura till 1 Jan; nun was dismissed for joining protest against rape-accused Franco Mulakkal
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Kerala court stays expulsion of Sister Lucy Kalappura till 1 Jan; nun was dismissed for joining protest against rape-accused Franco Mulakkal

Sister Lucy Kalappura had published poems, purchased a car and taken part in a street protest by five nuns of the Catholic religious order Missionaries of Jesus, against a former bishop of Jalandhar dioecese

Pope Francis, at Nagasaki address, says nuclear weapons not the answer for security, peace and stability
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Pope Francis, at Nagasaki address, says nuclear weapons not the answer for security, peace and stability

In a highly symbolic visit to the Japanese city devastated by the nuclear attack in August 1945, Pope Francis said nuclear weapons were 'not the answer' to a desire for security, peace and stability

Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude recorded near Laos-Thailand border; no immediate reports of damage
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Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude recorded near Laos-Thailand border; no immediate reports of damage

A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Laos near the Thai border early Thursday, the United States Geological Survey reported

Sister Lucy Kalappura writes to Vatican, claims disciplinary action taken for participating in protests seeking arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal
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Sister Lucy Kalappura writes to Vatican, claims disciplinary action taken for participating in protests seeking arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal

She alleged 'disciplinary action' was taken for participating in protests by a group of nuns seeking arrest of a bishop accused of raping a fellow nun

The Two Popes teaser: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce give a peek behind Vatican walls in Netflix drama
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The Two Popes teaser: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce give a peek behind Vatican walls in Netflix drama

The Two Popes narrates an intimate story of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict in one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years.

G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight Amazon fires, repair damage; Pope Francis joins chorus of concern over blaze
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G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight Amazon fires, repair damage; Pope Francis joins chorus of concern over blaze

Leaders of the G7 nations said that they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage.

Matteo Bruni appointed new Vatican spokesman, likely to give details of Emanuela Orlandi's mystery death
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Matteo Bruni appointed new Vatican spokesman, likely to give details of Emanuela Orlandi's mystery death

Pope Francis appointed a new Vatican spokesman on Thursday, tapping British-born Matteo Bruni for one of the most demanding PR jobs in the world.

Pope Francis expresses desire to visit Iraq in 2020, hoping it does not return to tensions that come from 'never-ending conflicts'
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Pope Francis expresses desire to visit Iraq in 2020, hoping it does not return to tensions that come from 'never-ending conflicts'

Pope Francis on Monday said that he wants to visit Iraq as early as 2020 in spite of the security conditions.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean cardinal accused of covering up sexual abuse by priests
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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean cardinal accused of covering up sexual abuse by priests

The pope's action on Ezzati contrasted with his rejection last Monday of a resignation offered by French cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was handed a six-month suspended jail sentence earlier this month for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority