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Pope: All priests can forgive abortion during Holy Year

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis is the first non-European pope in 1,300 years and has marked himself out for his tolerance regarding taboo topics

Vatican gets embroiled in Italy’s ‘banned books’ row

The Vatican has gotten embroiled in a modern-day, secular version of the Index of Banned Books.

Italian lesbian author gets papal ‘blessing’

Pope Francis has sent his blessing to a lesbian author of children’s books dealing with same-sex families, wishing her and her wife well in their work, it emerged on Friday.

Vatican plays down Falklands photo

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Pope Francis greets the faithful who hold a controversial Falkland placard at the Vatican on Wednesday. — AP

Pope Francis creates prayer day for ‘Care of Creation’

Pope Francis poses for a photo as he arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican City. (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis has established an annual day of global prayer “for the Care of Creation” to boost support for the environment, the Vatican said on Monday.

Pope recalls horror of atomic bombs 70 years ago

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People offer silent prayers during the memorial ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in Nagasaki Peace Park, Japan, on Sunday. — AFP

Pope: Keep door open to divorcees who remarry

Pope Francis delivers his message during the general audience in the Paul VI. (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis declared on Wedn-esday that divorced Cath-olics who remarry, their children deserve better tr-eatment form the church, and he urged pastors to avoid treating these couples as if they were

Pope Francis signs up using tablet

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Pope Francis is flanked by two young people during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (Photo: AP)

Vatican signs historic accord with Palestine

The Vatican on Friday signed a historic first accord with Palestine, two years after officially recognising it as a state.

Irish vote defeat for humanity: Vatican

The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a “defeat for humanity”, a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week’s landmark referendum.

Civilisational concerns and cultural diplomacy are unlikely to captivate the popular imagination at the time of celebrity murder.

Eight more young lives have been lost, this time in Manipur’s southern district of Churachandpur in the most recent explosion of violence since the agitation for and against the implementation of the