The papacy

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Pope Francis says Ukraine war was ‘perhaps somehow provoked’
Pontiff condemns ‘cruelty’ of Russian troops while warning against perception of conflict as good v evil

Angela Giuffrida

14, Jun, 2022 @11:20 AM

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Knee problem forces Pope Francis to cancel Africa trip
Pontiff, 85, had planned to visit Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan in early July

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

10, Jun, 2022 @2:56 PM

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Pope Francis’s latest plans fuel rumours over resignation
Francis to host consistory in August then visit Perdonanza Celestiniana festival, initiated by pope who resigned

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

06, Jun, 2022 @1:42 PM

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Pope Francis uses wheelchair in public for the first time
Pontiff, 85, revealed on Tuesday he was soon to undergo minor operation to treat knee pain

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

05, May, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Pope Francis says visit to Kyiv ‘on the table’ and implicitly criticises Putin
Head of Catholic church invited to Ukrainian capital by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Mayor Vitali Klitschko

Daniel Boffey in Kyiv

02, Apr, 2022 @4:14 PM

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Pressure on Italian Catholic church to face child sexual abuse reckoning
Unofficial estimates say country may have highest number of victims of paedophile priests in world

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

11, Feb, 2022 @2:48 PM

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Former pope Benedict admits making false claim to child sexual abuse inquiry
Ex-pontiff blames ‘editorial oversight’ for previous statement he was absent from 1980 meeting over suspected paedophile priest

Angela Giuffrida in Rome and agencies

24, Jan, 2022 @6:48 PM

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Pope calls for end to violence against women in new year message
Celebrating mass in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, Francis says violence against women is insult to God

Jane Clinton

01, Jan, 2022 @12:49 PM

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Pope castigates Europe over migration crisis during return to Lesbos
Francis says fear, indifference and cynical disregard continue to condemn people to death at sea

Helena Smith in Athens

05, Dec, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Pope Francis criticises Europe’s divided response to migration crisis
Pontiff uses visit to Greece to highlight plight of migrants and refugees, and voice concern over threat to democracy

Helena Smith in Athens

04, Dec, 2021 @8:04 PM

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Pope Francis urges leaders to take ‘radical’ climate action at Cop26
Pontiff calls for ‘rethink on future of our world’ in special message recorded on eve of global summit

Harriet Sherwood

29, Oct, 2021 @12:09 PM

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The Guardian view on sexual abuse and the Catholic church: contrition is not enough | Editorial
Editorial: An investigation into paedophile priests in France reveals an institution in desperate need of reform


10, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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