Pope Francis

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In blessing same-sex couples, the church’s compassion has triumphed over blind faith | Catherine Pepinster
After years of argument, the General Synod’s vote last week was Christianity at its best

Catherine Pepinster

18, Nov, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Indi Gregory, baby girl at centre of legal battle, dies after life support removed
Eight-month-old with incurable condition dies in mother’s arms hours after being taken to a hospice

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

13, Nov, 2023 @8:08 AM

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Breathless Pope Francis opts out of speech with ‘bit of a cold’
Pontiff, 86, hands over rather than reads out prepared speech at Vatican meeting with European rabbis

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

06, Nov, 2023 @4:02 PM

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‘Bad and dangerous’: Argentina’s Trump on track to become president
If elected on Sunday, populist Javier Milei vows to abolish central bank, loosen gun laws, legalize sale of human organs

Tom Phillips and Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

22, Oct, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Pope urges rich world to make profound changes to tackle climate crisis
Francis also defends climate protesters and calls on governments to make Cop28 in Dubai a turning point

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

04, Oct, 2023 @12:37 PM

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Synod of Bishops to meet in Rome as women prepare to vote for first time
Three-week closed meeting comes after Pope Francis agreed to changes in ‘extraordinary step forward’ for Catholic church

Ashifa Kassam European community affairs correspondent

04, Oct, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Look back at Giorgio Napolitano: learn the limits of dogma and the potential of good leaders to change lives | Martin Kettle
The former Italian president was a communist who learned that the common good involves compromise, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle

Martin Kettle

29, Sep, 2023 @11:20 AM

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Alternative Catholic synod to push case for ordination of women priests
Event organisers say it’s ‘crunch time’ for pope as scandal and bigotry drive Church members to leave

Joanna Moorhead

24, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Pope Francis decries ‘fanaticism of indifference’ over migration
Pontiff says rescuing those making Mediterranean crossings is a ‘duty of humanity’ on first visit by a pope to Marseille in 500 years

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Lisa O'Carroll in Brussels

22, Sep, 2023 @5:53 PM

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European Commission announces €127m aid to Tunisia to reduce migration as rescue groups warn of death toll at sea – as it happened
Commission says it is ‘cracking down’ on smuggling networks as NGOs say more assistance is needed from Europe’s leaders

Lili Bayer in Brussels

22, Sep, 2023 @2:27 PM

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Vatican beatifies Polish family executed by Nazis for sheltering Jews
Ulma family including unborn child all beatified for their actions to help Jews during second world war

Guardian staff and agencies

10, Sep, 2023 @5:58 PM

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The ‘false prophet’ v the pope: Argentina faces clash of ideologies in election
Javier Milei, a culture war populist and sex coach who won country’s open primary, rages at ‘communist’ pontiff as he sets his sights on becoming president

Uki Goñi

27, Aug, 2023 @7:30 AM

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