The papacy

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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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Pope ‘shamed’ by church’s failures over child abuse in France
Pontiff issues condemnation as adviser calls for inquiry into sexual abuse of children by clergy in Italy

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

06, Oct, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Madrid leader takes issue with pope’s apology for ‘painful errors’ in Mexico
Spain brought Catholicism, civilisation and freedom to Americas, says Isabel Díaz Ayuso

Sam Jones in Madrid and Angela Giuffrida in Rome

29, Sep, 2021 @12:23 PM

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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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