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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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Excommunicated Spanish ‘witch’ village turns curse into tourist cash
Embracing its strange past is a blessing for Trasmoz as thousands flock to its witchcraft attractions

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

22, Aug, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Cardinal denies financial crimes in biggest ever Vatican trial
Angelo Becciu accused in case that centres on a €350m deal to buy a former Harrods warehouse

Harriet Sherwood and agencies

27, Jul, 2021 @5:53 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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Vatican urges Italy to stop proposed anti-homophobia law
Law calls into question church’s ‘freedom of organisation’ and threatens ‘freedom of thought’, letter claims

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

22, Jun, 2021 @1:11 PM

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Australia’s Holy See ambassador under fire for saying she wants to change ‘narrative’ away from George Pell
Abuse survivors say Chiara Porro should be working to avoid a repeat of the child abuse scandal exposed by the royal commission

Christopher Knaus

28, May, 2021 @8:00 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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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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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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Australia’s financial watchdog overstated sum sent from Vatican by $2.2bn
Austrac concedes sum transferred between 2014 and 2020 was $9.5m, blaming the mistake on a coding error

Nino Bucci with Reuters

14, Jan, 2021 @1:27 AM

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The Guardian view on liberal Christians: is this their moment? | Editorial
Editorial: The election of practising Catholic Joe Biden is just one reason for religious progressives to be hopeful


01, Jan, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Italian judge killed by Sicilian mafia to be beatified as martyr
Pope Francis likens 1990 killing of ‘boy judge’ Rosario Livatino to a hate crime against Catholic faith

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

22, Dec, 2020 @6:36 PM

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