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Vatican butler Paolo Gabriele dies aged 54

Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died aged 54. Vatican News,...

China rejects Pope Francis’ claims about treatment of Muslim Uighurs

China criticised Pope Francis over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson...

Pope warmly greets Cardinal George Pell after sex abuse trial

Pope Francis has met with Cardinal George Pell in the Apostolic Palace after the cardinal’s sex abuse conviction and acquittal in Australia. The Vatican released...

Leaders plead for unity at UN amid coronavirus strain

European leaders have criticised a collective failure to vanquish the coronavirus pandemic, telling the UN General Assembly that the time has come for countries...

Pope holds first public audience in months

Pope Francis has held his first public general audience after a pause of nearly six months due to the coronavirus outbreak. Francis used Wednesday’s audience...

Pope Francis urges talks to resolve dispute over Ethiopia’s Blue Nile dam

Pope Francis has urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to continue talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a massive dam Ethiopia is building on...

Pope replaces Polish archbishop on 75th birthday

Pope Francis has continued his clear-out in Poland after revelations of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up. This has included replacing Gdansk Archbishop Slawoj Leszek Glodz...

Pope ‘deeply pained’ over Turkey’s Hagia Sophia decision

Pope Francis has said he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Hagia Sophia from a museum to...

Pope Francis to take part in ‘rethink the world’ programmes

Pope Francis is among those taking part in a series of radio programmes on how to “rethink the world” after the pandemic. BBC Radio 4,...

Pope warns against negativity as world emerges into new normal

Pope Francis has advised against pessimism as many people emerge from coronavirus lockdowns to a new way of living. During Mass in St Peter’s Basilica...

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Joe Biden’s victory certified in two key states as Donald Trump fights on

Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election results in favour of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump’s legal team continued...

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

A Chinese robot probe sent to return lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s landed on the moon, the government...

Belarus opposition to make list of police officers accused of abuse

Belarus’ opposition will compile a register of police officers accused of abuses against peaceful demonstrators protesting the reelection of the country’s authoritarian leader, an...

Two killed as car ploughs into pedestrian zone in German city

Two people were killed and several injured in the southwestern German city of Trier when a car drove into a pedestrian zone, police said. Trier...

Unemployment falls in Germany despite partial coronavirus shutdown

Germany’s unemployment rate dipped in November despite a partial shutdown introduced to halt a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, official data showed. However, estimates suggest...
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