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Pope baptises twins after surgery to separate them

Italian news agencies report that previously conjoined twins have been baptised by Pope Francis in the Vatican City. Ervina and Prefina, whose skulls were fused together, underwent surgery there last month. Their mother Ermine Nzotto is from the Central African Republic (CAR). Soon after the operation, she told local media …

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Is Pope Francis cancelling the Bible?

Pope Francis, the global head of the Catholic church, has “cancelled the Bible and proposes to create a new book”, claim several messages shared on Facebook and WhatsApp. The claim dates back to at least April 2018. In July 2020, a Kenyan website published an article headlined: “End Time: Is this Why Pope Francis has …

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Pope plea on racism amid US protests

Pope Francis has spoken out against the killing of George Floyd. “Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd,” the Pope said from the Vatican. …

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Pope holds Easter Mass at empty St Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis has celebrated Easter Sunday with a Mass held behind closed doors at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. This year’s Holy Week events were modified to take place without the public. The Pope will also replace his traditional address to crowds at St Peter’s Square with an online …

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Coronavirus: Vatican City reports its first case

The first case of the deadly coronavirus has been reported in the Vatican City just days after the Pope tested negative for the bug. Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni confirmed the case involves a patient in its health services which tested positive on Thursday. He did not reveal whether the patient …

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Pope lifts ‘pontifical secret’ rule in sex abuse cases

The Pope has declared that the rule of “pontifical secrecy” no longer applies to the sexual abuse of minors, in a bid to improve transparency in such cases. The Church previously shrouded sexual abuse cases in secrecy, in what it said was an effort to protect the privacy of victims …

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Pope demands big tech do more to tackle porn

Pope Francis has called on Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google, among others, to step up efforts to remove child pornography from the internet. He also said it is too easy for youngsters to access indecent material. Pope Francis said Thursday that tech companies, such as Facebook and Google, needed to …

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