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Pope wears mask for first time at public event

12:52pm EDT

ROME Pope Francis wore a mask for the first time at a public function on Tuesday when he and other religious leaders attended a prayer service for peace around the world.

Pope wears mask for first time at public service

11:07am EDT

ROME, Oct 20 Pope Francis wore a mask for the first time at a public function on Tuesday when he and other religious leaders attended a prayer service for peace around the world.

Vatican court hears graphic description of sexual abuse

Oct 14 2020

A Vatican court heard graphic descriptions of sexual abuse on Wednesday as two priests went on trial, one charged with repeatedly raping an altar boy in a youth seminary and the other of covering up the attacks.

Italian woman in Vatican financial scandal investigation arrested

Oct 13 2020

ROME A 39-year-old Italian woman with links to a deposed Roman Catholic cardinal was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the Vatican's latest financial scandal, Italian police and the Vatican said.

Four Vatican Swiss Guards test positive for COVID-19

Oct 12 2020

VATICAN CITY Four members of the Vatican Swiss Guards, the elite and colourfully dressed corps that protects the pope, have tested positive for COVID-19, the Vatican said on Monday. | Video

Four Vatican Swiss Guards test positive for COVID-19

Oct 12 2020

VATICAN CITY, Oct 12 Four members of the Vatican Swiss Guards, the elite and colourfully dressed corps that protects the pope, have tested positive for COVID-19, the Vatican said on Monday.

Pope meets Australian Cardinal Pell in midst of money scandal

Oct 12 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis met on Monday with Australian Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's former economy minister who has returned to Rome after the firing of an Italian cardinal whom Pell had accused of obstructing financial reform.

Pull investments from companies not committed to environment, pope says

Oct 10 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday urged people to pull investments from companies that are not committed to protecting the environment, adding his voice to calls for the economic model that emerges from the coronavirus pandemic to be a sustainable one.

In midst of cardinal scandal, pope seeks to reassure money inspectors

Oct 08 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis sought to assure external inspectors of the Vatican's financial operations on Thursday that he was pushing ahead with reforms, as the Holy See reeled from a scandal in which he fired a powerful cardinal.

'Funeral cards' helped an old Italian through lockdown, before his own was made

Oct 07 2020

ROME Each time he went to a funeral, Gino Verani came away with a "santino," the traditional laminated card with a picture of the deceased on the front and a prayer on the back.

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