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World Dec 27‘Believe in science’: EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign
Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health…
Health Dec 12Italy’s staggering virus toll poses uncomfortable questions
Italy could soon reclaim a record that nobody wants — the most coronavirus deaths in Europe — after the health care system again failed to protect the elderly and the government delayed imposing new restrictions.
World Nov 11Pope Francis vows to end sexual abuse after report on church cover-up
Pope Francis is vowing to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse and offering prayers to victims of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
World Nov 10Vatican investigation finds Pope John Paul II, other leaders downplayed or dismissed allegations against ex-Cardinal McCarrick
A Vatican investigation into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has found that a series of bishops, cardinals and popes downplayed or dismissed reports that he slept with seminarians.
World Nov 02Vatican breaks silence, says pope’s civil union comments were taken out of context
The Vatican says Pope Francis’ comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context, but still confirmed Francis’ belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections.
World Oct 22Plot thickens over origins of pope’s civil union endorsement
Questions are swirling about the origins of Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions. All evidence suggests he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.
World Oct 21Pope reverts to mask-less old ways amid surging coronavirus infections
A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways Wednesday despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe.
Health Oct 10Lesson not learned: Europe unprepared as 2nd virus wave hits
Europe’s second wave of coronavirus infections has struck well before flu season even started, with intensive care wards filling up again and bars shutting down. Making matters worse, authorities say, is a widespread case of “COVID-fatigue.”…
Economy Oct 04Pope: Market capitalism has failed in pandemic, needs reform
Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has proven that the “magic theories” of market capitalism have failed and that the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity and rejects war at all costs.
World Sep 24Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal
The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned suddenly from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly.