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The most striking images of 2021
Kelly Grovier picks 15 of the most startling photos from this year – including images of the riots at the US Capitol and an airplane in Kabul – and compares them with iconic artworks.
French Catholic Church To Settle Sexual Abuse Claims With Asset Sales
Church officials have been under intense pressure to recognise and indemnify victims after a landmark French inquiry confirmed extensive sexual abuse of minors by priests dating from the 1950s.
Easy come easy go: Vatican To Lose 100 Million Pounds In London Building Sale: Report
Pope Francis has vowed to bring more transparency to the Vatican's financial dealings in the wake of the opaque, money-losing investment dating from 2013 -- which spurred an investigation and allegations of fraud.
Apart from words, little-to-nothing is done by French Catholic Church to protect kids, sexual abuse survivors tell RT
The French Catholic Church must move beyond apologies and admissions of guilt to truly protect children and compensate victims, sexual abuse survivors told RT.
Italian Nun Becomes Highest Ranking Woman In Vatican
The appointment on Thursday of Sister Raffaella Petrini, a 52-year-old Italian nun, is the latest in which the 84-year-old pope has placed a woman in a leadership role.
Pope, At Military Cemetery, Tells Arms Manufacturers To "Stop"
On All Souls Day, Francis said a Mass at the French military cemetery in Rome, with its rows of white crosses the burial place of about 1,900 French and Moroccan soldiers killed in World War Two.
Pope Francis Says Will Continue Being A "Pest" In so called "Defence Of The Poor" (by taking their money in this life "so they can be happy next life")
"Thinking about these situations (of exclusion and inequality), I make a pest of myself with my questions. And I go on asking. And I ask everyone in the name of God," said Pope Francis. In our opinion, the poor will do much better if the...
Monsignor Rómulo Aguilar, coordinator of the Organizing Committee of WYD Panama dies
Monsignor Rómulo Aguilar was appointed by Pope Francis as "Chaplain of His Holiness", due to his dedication and service to the Catholic Church.
Vatican enjoys diplomatic immunity, European human rights court says, dismissing alleged child-abuse victims
The Vatican enjoys sovereign immunity that protects it from sexual-abuse lawsuits in local courts, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled, after a case was put forward by 24 people who claim to be victims.
Divert Arms Money For Food, Vaccines: Pope At Peace Meet With Angela Merkel
Pope Francis spoke after remarks by Muslim and Jewish leaders, by other Christians, and by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who held talks with the pope earlier in the day.
‘My shame, our shame’: Pope reacts to bombshell report of Catholic Church’s sexual abuse of thousands of children in France
Pope Francis has expressed shame on behalf of himself and the Roman Catholic Church over the scale of sexual abuse committed against children in France after a damming report found hundreds of thousands of minors had been abused.
Pope expresses 'shame' over Church response to sexual abuse survivors following French report
Pope Francis on Wednesday called a report detailing decades of abuse in the French Catholic Church "a moment of shame," and called upon leaders of the Church to ensure "similar tragedies" never happen again.
French Church abuse: Victims demand action after inquiry
Victims of sexual abuse in the French Catholic Church have demanded action after the publication of a damning new inquiry.
More than 200,000 children sexually abused by French Catholic clergy, damning report finds
Members of the Catholic clergy in France sexually abused an estimated 216,000 minors over the past seven decades, according to a damning report published Tuesday that said the Church had prioritized the protection of the institution over...
Canadian Catholic Church Apologises to Indigenous People for Abuse in Residential Schools
The Canadian Catholic Church has apologised to the country's indigenous peoples for the suffering caused to children in residential schools, many of which were operated by the Church and often relied on forced assimilation.
Pope Says Abortion Is Murder, Urges "Pastoral" Approach
Pope Francis was responding to a question about some US bishops who proposed denying the sacred ritual to politicians who supported abortion rights -- a group that includes Biden.
Pope Hopes Many Nations Take Afghan Refugees And Young Are Educated
"I also pray for the internally displaced so that they have help and necessary protection," Pope Francis said.
The death toll from the Haiti earthquake rose to almost 1,300
It also brought the number injured to more than 5,700, which was 2,800.
Haiti Earthquake Death Count Up To 724, Now Tropical Storm Set To Hit
"We need to show a lot of solidarity," said Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry
As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis' financial reforms also on trial
The Vatican is opening criminal proceedings on July 27 against Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a once-powerful cardinal demoted by Pope Francis last fall, and nine other defendants.
Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive
The Vatican released information on its real estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of its most detailed financial disclosures ever. Billions of dollars from the poorest peopl...
Vatican Discloses Property Portfolio For First Time Ahead Of Fraud Trial
The 2020 budget showed that the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See owns 4,051 properties in Italy and some 1,120 properties in London, Paris, Geneva and Lausanne.
Pope Francis discharged from Rome hospital 10 days after intestinal surgery
The 84-year-old pontiff has left hospital 10 days after undergoing surgery to rectify a condition that had caused the narrowing of his colon.
Pope Francis In "Good" Condition After Surgery, To Stay In Hospital For 7 Days
Pope Francis "is in good general condition, alert and breathing spontaneously", spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement, adding that the surgery "lasted about three hours".
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