Pope Francis

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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

Editorial

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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Francesco review – a baffling papal love-in
Evgeny Afineevsky’s documentary on Pope Francis goes one further than the recent Wim Wenders film by discussing child abuse, but is still another baffling act of hagiography

Peter Bradshaw

26, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Elton John criticises 'hypocritical' Vatican over same-sex stance
Singer tweets that Holy See indirectly invested in his Rocketman biopic

Angela Giuffrida

16, Mar, 2021 @6:37 PM

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A knitted brow over a woolly question | Brief letters
Letters: Pope Francis in Iraq | Marriage rights | Women’s lives | NHS pay rise | Bobble mystery

Letters

08, Mar, 2021 @5:24 PM

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Pope Francis and Grand Ayatollah Sistani call for unity at Iraq meeting
Catholic and Shia leaders strengthen dialogue between their faiths on first ever papal visit to the country

Harriet Sherwood and agencies in Iraq

06, Mar, 2021 @12:21 PM

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The Guardian view on the pope in Iraq: in the footsteps of Abraham | Editorial
Editorial: The first papal visit to Iraq can promote inter-faith dialogue in an age of religious polarisation

Editorial

03, Mar, 2021 @7:57 PM

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First papal visit to Iraq to go ahead despite Covid and terrorism concerns
Visit from Pope Francis will start in Baghdad on Friday and is his first trip abroad in 15 months

Harriet Sherwood

01, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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