Pope Francis

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Pope Francis sends 15,000 ice-creams to prisoners in Rome
Treats delivered to city’s two prisons during one of hottest summers on record in Italy

Angela Giuffrida Rome correspondent

08, Sep, 2021 @11:10 AM

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Christian leaders unite to issue stark warning over climate crisis
Archbishop of Canterbury, pope and leader of Orthodox church ask for people’s prayers ahead of Cop26

Harriet Sherwood

07, Sep, 2021 @12:12 PM

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Pope inadvertently quotes Vladimir Putin in Afghanistan comment
Francis ‘moved’ by Angela Merkel’s words on western intervention – in fact said by Russian president

Ashifa Kassam

01, Sep, 2021 @10:32 AM

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Getting Covid jab is an ‘act of love’, says Pope Francis
Video of pontiff urging vaccine take-up comes after scepticism from traditionalist cardinals

Angela Giuffrida

18, Aug, 2021 @12:37 PM

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Pope Francis goes to hospital for scheduled surgery on colon
Vatican says pontiff had general anaesthetic during operation for diverticular stenosis of the colon

Staff and agencies

04, Jul, 2021 @10:08 PM

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Biden threatened with communion ban over position on abortion
US bishops vote to stop pro-choice Catholics receiving eucharist

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

19, Jun, 2021 @5:36 PM

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German cardinal offers to resign over sexual abuse ‘catastrophe’
Reinhard Marx tells pope he wants to share responsibility for church’s failure to deal with abuse by clergy

Kate Connolly in Berlin

04, Jun, 2021 @3:23 PM

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Pope Francis kisses Holocaust survivor’s Auschwitz tattoo
Pontiff makes gesture during Vatican meeting with Lidia Maksymowicz, an 81-year-old Polish citizen

Staff and agencies in the Vatican City

26, May, 2021 @2:57 PM

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The Guardian view on US bishops versus the president: Biden is on the angels’ side | Editorial
Editorial: The president’s backing of abortion rights is not a reason to deny him holy communion


19, May, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Pope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patents
Francis condemns ‘virus of individualism’ that makes ‘us indifferent to the suffering of others’ in message to global Vax Live concert

Robin McKie

09, May, 2021 @7:15 AM

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US must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leaders
Frustration expressed at what several leaders see as the US president’s attempt to claim the moral high ground

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

08, May, 2021 @4:14 PM

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Pope announces ‘envelope culture’ crackdown at Vatican
In bid to end corruption, Francis bars employees from accepting gifts worth more than €40

Harriet Sherwood and agencies

29, Apr, 2021 @3:22 PM

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