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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...

Pope Francis urges obedience to government rules on lockdown

Pope Francis waded into the church-state debate about virus-imposed lockdowns of religious services, calling for “prudence and obedience” to government protocols to prevent infections...

Pope says pandemic poses ‘epochal challenge’

Pope Francis has called for solidarity the world over to confront the “epochal challenge” posed by the coronavirus pandemic. He urged political leaders in particular...

Pope: Easter gives hope in our ‘darkest hour’

Easter offers a message of hope in people’s “darkest hour,” Pope Francis has said, as he celebrated a late-night vigil Mass in St Peter’s...

Christians mark Good Friday in isolation

Christians are commemorating Good Friday without the solemn church services or emotional processions of previous years in a world locked down by the coronavirus...

Vatican confirms first case of Covid-19 and launches sanitisation drive

A Vatican spokesman has confirmed the first case of Covid-19 at the city-state, as did officials in the African nation of Cameroon. Vatican spokesman Matteo...

Pope cancels events for second day due to illness

Pope Francis cancelled his official audiences on Friday after apparently coming down with a cold. The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff celebrated morning Mass as...

Pope cancels visit with Rome priests due to ‘slight’ illness

Pope Francis has missed a planned Mass with Rome clergy due to illness. The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a “slight indisposition” and would...

Pope Francis stops short of approving married men for priesthood in the Amazon

Pope Francis has declined to approve the ordination of married men to address the priest shortage in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that...

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Martina Navratilova says Coco Gauff can change the world for the better

Martina Navratilova insists rising tennis star Coco Gauff has the ability to “change the world for the better” after the American delivered a powerful...

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