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Italian nun becomes highest ranking woman in Vatican: All you need to know about Raffaella Petrini
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Italian nun becomes highest ranking woman in Vatican: All you need to know about Raffaella Petrini

The 52-year-old Italian nun will be in charge of overseeing administrative operations, including the Vatican museums, the post office, and the police

First papal visit to India since 1999 likely after PM Modi's invite to Pope Francis
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First papal visit to India since 1999 likely after PM Modi's invite to Pope Francis

The first Pope to visit India was Paul IV, who visited Mumbai in 1964. Pope John Paul II visited India in February 1986 and November 1999

Narendra Modi holds ‘very warm meeting’ with Pope Francis in Rome, invites him to India
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Narendra Modi holds ‘very warm meeting’ with Pope Francis in Rome, invites him to India

In the hour-long meeting, PM Modi and the Pope discussed a wide range of issues aimed at making the planet better such as fighting climate change and removing poverty

Narendra Modi to hold one-on-one meeting with Pope Francis in Rome today on sidelines of G20 summit
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Narendra Modi to hold one-on-one meeting with Pope Francis in Rome today on sidelines of G20 summit

From Rome, Modi will travel to Glasgow, the UK, at the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

US President Biden says Pope told him he should keep receiving Communion
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US President Biden says Pope told him he should keep receiving Communion

The private meeting between Biden and Pope Francis lasted about 75 minutes, according to the Vatican, more than double the normal length of an audience with the pontiff

US President Joe Biden meets Pope Francis ahead of G20 summit
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US President Joe Biden meets Pope Francis ahead of G20 summit

The US President and Francis have met three times already, but this was their first tete-a-tete since Biden was elected

Narendra Modi in Rome: What the prime minister can expect when he meets Pope Francis
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Narendra Modi in Rome: What the prime minister can expect when he meets Pope Francis

During his two-day visit, Modi will be visiting Pope Francis at the Vatican, a first since he took office in 2014

Narendra Modi to call on Pope Francis at Vatican on 30 October, says Church
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Narendra Modi to call on Pope Francis at Vatican on 30 October, says Church

The prime minister will be travelling to Rome and Glasgow from 29 October to 2 November to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders' Summit of COP-26

Don't send migrants rescued at sea back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps, says Pope Francis
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Don't send migrants rescued at sea back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps, says Pope Francis

UN refugee agency officials and human rights organizations have long denounced the conditions of detention centers for migrants in Libya, citing practices of beatings, rape and other forms of torture and insufficient food

Ten-year-old boy tries to steal white cap of Pope Francis; watch viral video here
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Ten-year-old boy tries to steal white cap of Pope Francis; watch viral video here

The little boy seemed to be amused by the Pope’s zucchetto - the white skull cap worn by him. The boy kept pointing at it till the officials present there took the hint and brought him a similar cap

Pope Francis expresses ‘shame’ over French Church sex abuse scandal, urges clergy to ensure situations 'not repeated'
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Pope Francis expresses ‘shame’ over French Church sex abuse scandal, urges clergy to ensure situations 'not repeated'

The pope spoke during his regular audience at the Vatican about a report released Tuesday that estimated some 330,000 French children were abused by clergy and other church authority figures dating back to 1950.

Meet 'Little Amal', 11-feet tall puppet, spreading awareness of Syrian refugees across Europe
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Meet 'Little Amal', 11-feet tall puppet, spreading awareness of Syrian refugees across Europe

The Little Amal recently made a stop at the Vatican City, where she was greeted by Pope Francis.

Pope criticises West's
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Pope criticises West's "irresponsible policy of enforcing own values on others"

Pope Francis, however, inadvertently cited Russian President Vladimir Putin while speaking about America’s drawdown in Afghanistan

Matteo Villardita, who dresses up as Spider-Man to cheer ailing children, meets Pope Francis in Vatican City
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Matteo Villardita, who dresses up as Spider-Man to cheer ailing children, meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

The Vatican described Villardita as “really a good super-hero” and quoted him as saying that during Italy’s long months of pandemic lockdown he made more than 1,400 videocalls, since he wasn’t able to visit in person, to help ailing children smile.

Pope Francis questions Vatican media's relevance as communications staff see pay cuts, pension shortage
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Pope Francis questions Vatican media's relevance as communications staff see pay cuts, pension shortage

Pope Francis said their work was good, their offices nice and organised, but that there was a “danger” that their work doesn’t arrive where it is supposed to.

Six rebels killed by Myanmar military, say anti-junta defence force; US, UK condemn ‘illegal’ attacks
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Six rebels killed by Myanmar military, say anti-junta defence force; US, UK condemn ‘illegal’ attacks

At least 796 people have been killed by security forces since the 1 February coup while nearly 4,000 people are behind bars, according to a local monitoring group

Myanmar protesters paint anti-coup messages on Easter eggs; Pope Francis expresses solidarity
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Myanmar protesters paint anti-coup messages on Easter eggs; Pope Francis expresses solidarity

Pictures on social media showed eggs adorned with Suu Kyi's likeness and three-finger salutes, a symbol of the resistance, while others said 'save our people' and 'democracy'

Vatican cardinals close to Pope Francis defend gay union blessing ban amid dissent
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Vatican cardinals close to Pope Francis defend gay union blessing ban amid dissent

Their comments came amid continuing criticism of the document released Monday by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which said the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions because God “cannot bless sin.”

From Saddam’s ouster to brutal Islamic State campaign, a timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians
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From Saddam’s ouster to brutal Islamic State campaign, a timeline of disaster and displacement for Iraqi Christians

The Vatican for years has voiced concern about the flight of Christians from the Middle East, driven out by war, poverty, persecution and discrimination. Pope Francis hopes that by visiting Iraq — the first visit by a sitting pontiff — he will be sending a message of hope and solidarity.

Pope Francis to meet Iraq’s ‘shepherd’ Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in first visit to country
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Pope Francis to meet Iraq’s ‘shepherd’ Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani in first visit to country

The highly reclusive 90-year-old, whose sermons are typically delivered through a representative, will hold a rare in-person meet with the Pope on Saturday