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Abuse victim quits Pope's child protection panel

The last abuse victim on the Pope's child protection panel, Marie Collins quits, launching a stinging attack on the Vatican's administration

The last abuse victim on the Pope's child protection panel, Marie Collins quits, launching a stinging attack on the Vatican's administration

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The Pope and the circus

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.

On Wednesday Pope Francis was treated to a brief performance by the Rony Rollers Circus troupe in Saint Peter’s Square at the end of his weekly audience.

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Vatican invites China to organ trafficking summit

The Vatican was forced to defend its decision to invite China to a conference on organ trafficking despite the country's murky recent-past regarding the issue

The Vatican was forced to defend its decision to invite China to a conference on organ trafficking despite the country's murky recent-past regarding the issue

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Rome church becomes homeless shelter in freezing weather

Charities have been calling on people to help those affected by the cold, resulting in donations and many volunteers coming forward

Charities have been calling on people to help those affected by the cold, resulting in donations and many volunteers coming forward

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New Palestinian embassy opened in the Vatican

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also had an audience with Pope Francis, with discussions on how peace can be achieved

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also had an audience with Pope Francis, with discussions on how peace can be achieved

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Bawling babies get breastfed in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis has baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel, telling their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried.

Pope Francis has baptised 28 infants in the Sistine Chapel, telling their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried.

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Vatican: a pray and a Big Mac!

A new McDonald’s fast food restaurant which opened last week near the Apostolic Palace has drawn criticism from some local restaurant owners and residents.

A new McDonald’s fast food restaurant which opened last week near the Apostolic Palace has drawn criticism from some local restaurant owners and residents.

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McDonald's in the Vatican - why the cardinals are seeing red

McDonald's cooks up controversy with a food outlet in a building belonging to the Catholic Church in Rome - within sight of St Peter's Square.

McDonald's cooks up controversy with a food outlet in a building belonging to the Catholic Church in Rome - within sight of St Peter's Square.

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Pope Francis condemns 'plague of terrorism' after Istanbul attack

Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.

Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.

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Circus delights Pope Francis at Vatican

Pope Francis’s weekly general audience took a rather quirky turn on Wednesday December 28 when a circus was unleashed on the Vatican.

Pope Francis’s weekly general audience took a rather quirky turn on Wednesday December 28 when a circus was unleashed on the Vatican.

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Pope Francis honours persecuted Middle East Christians

On the feast of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr, Pope Francis paid tribute to Christians in the Middle East who have clung to their faith during persecution by Islamist…

On the feast of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr, Pope Francis paid tribute to Christians in the Middle East who have clung to their faith during persecution by Islamist…

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Pope Francis makes Christmas plea for peace

Pope Francis delivered words of hope and comfort, alongside pleas for peace, in his Christmas Day address.

Pope Francis delivered words of hope and comfort, alongside pleas for peace, in his Christmas Day address.

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Pope meets Colombian leaders divided over FARC peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel peace prize for the deal with the FARC and opposition leader Alvaro Uribe, who rejected the agreement met with Pope Francis in the…

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel peace prize for the deal with the FARC and opposition leader Alvaro Uribe, who rejected the agreement met with Pope Francis in the…

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Abortion still 'grave sin, ending innocent life' - Pope Francis

Pope Francis has restated that “abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life” but “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seek

Pope Francis has restated that “abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life” but “there is no sin that God’s mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seek

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Pope prays with poor

Pope Francis on Friday (11 November) joined some 6,000 of Europe’s poor and homeless for a ceremony at the Vatican.

Pope Francis on Friday (11 November) joined some 6,000 of Europe’s poor and homeless for a ceremony at the Vatican.

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Pope Francis announces 17 new cardinals

Pope Francis announce the names of 17 new Cardinals that he will appoint next month, many of them from the developing world.

Pope Francis announce the names of 17 new Cardinals that he will appoint next month, many of them from the developing world.

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Pope Francis has lunch with 21 Syrian refugees

Pope Francis on Thursday had lunch with 21 Syrian refugees at his residence at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta.

Pope Francis on Thursday had lunch with 21 Syrian refugees at his residence at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta.

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Ecumenical meeting at the Vatican

Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the highest ranking imam in Egypt, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the highest ranking imam in Egypt, at the Vatican.