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Pope Francis suffers from mild ailment day after supporting Coronavirus aff...

02 February, 2020 11:58 pm 11:58 pm

ROME (AFP) – A day after he supported sufferers of the coronavirus, Pope Francis fell sick with the Vatican stating that he was only suffering from a ‘mild ailment’ on Thursday. “Due to a mild ailment, he preferred to stay in the vicinity of Saint Martha´s,” the guest house at the Vatican where the 83-year … Read More

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Disgruntled Pope Francis pulls himself free from woman’s grasp

01 January, 2020 8:05 am 8:05 am

ROME (Reuters) – A visibly indignant Pope Francis had to pull himself away from a woman in a crowd in St Peter’s Square on Tuesday after she grabbed his hand and yanked him toward her. Pope Francis was walking through the square in Vatican City and greeting pilgrims on his way to see the large … Read More

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Turning from nuclear message, Pope urges youth to fight for the earth

11 November, 2019 3:23 pm 3:23 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Pope Francis wrapped up a four-day trip to Japan on Tuesday by turning from the anti-nuclear message that was the backbone of his visit to other key campaigns of his, urging students to defend the earth and show greater compassion. Nuclear disarmament has been a key theme of the pope’s trip to … Read More

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Pope called up after Roy head injury scare

08 August, 2019 9:01 am 9:01 am

LONDON (92 News) – Surrey batsman Ollie Pope has been called up as cover ahead of England’s third Test against Australia at Headingley after Jason Roy was hit on the head while batting in the nets. Roy was assessed in the aftermath of the blow, hit by a throw from batting coach Marcus Trescothick, but … Read More

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Abuse victims demand to see pope, call for bishops to be fired

02 February, 2019 10:35 am 10:35 am

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy demanded on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis to press their call for the Church to apply a zero tolerance policy including the dismissal of bishops who covered up such offences. The 12 victims met with five Vatican officials a day before the start of … Read More

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Pope decries ‘logic of armed power’ in Yemen, Syria and Middle ...

02 February, 2019 11:31 am 11:31 am

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “logic of armed power” in Yemen, Syria and other Middle East wars on Monday on a landmark visit to the Arabian peninsula where Islam emerged, telling Christians and Muslims that conflicts brought nothing but misery and death. Francis, the first pontiff to set foot on the peninsula, … Read More

Pope gets invite to North Korea, indicates will consider it

10 October, 2018 10:11 am 10:11 am

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Thursday received an invitation to visit North Korea and the pontiff indicated he would consider making what would be a landmark trip to a nation known for severe restrictions on religious practice, according to South Korean officials. South Korean President Moon Jae-in relayed the invitation from North Korean … Read More

On eve of meeting pope, South Korean president speaks of peace hopes

10 October, 2018 9:10 am 9:10 am

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – South Korea’s president spoke of “heart-warming” moves towards peace on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday, a day before he is expected to relay an invitation to Pope Francis to visit North Korea. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the number two in the Vatican, said a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica … Read More

Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel’s help

10 October, 2018 9:39 am 9:39 am

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says. In fact, the pope is so convinced that Satan is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis and deep divisions racking the Church that he has asked Catholics around the world to recite … Read More

Pope travels to transformed Ireland as abuse crises rage

08 August, 2018 9:40 am 9:40 am

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Pope Francis will arrive in Ireland on Saturday to find a society transformed since the last papal visit 39 years ago and beset by the kind of abuse scandals that have mired the Catholic Church in crisis again. More than three-quarters of the Irish population flocked to see Pope John Paul II … Read More

England call-up Pope and Woakes

08 August, 2018 10:32 am 10:32 am

LONDON (92 News) – England have made two changes to the squad for the second Test against India at Lord’s, which commences on Thursday 9 August. The headline selection comes in the form of Surrey’s 20-year-old middle-order batsman Ollie Pope, who replaces Middlesex’s Dawid Malan, while Warwickshire bowling-all-rounder Chris Woakes returns in place of Durham’s … Read More