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Surprise U.S.-China deal spurs hopes for UN climate talks
A surprise deal between China and the United States, the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitters, has boosted the COP26 U.N. climate summit as it enters two last days of hard bargaining to try to stop global warming becoming catastro...
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.
Biden Heads to Europe for G20, Climate Summits
US President Joe Biden on Thursday departed for Europe to attend the G20 summit in Rome and UN Climate Change Convention in Glasgow, where he will also hold bilateral talks with leaders including Pope Francis, French President Emmanuel M...
Pope Calling Joe Biden "Good Catholic" Further Fuels US Abortion Debate
Asked if the topic of abortion came up, Joe Biden said: "No it didn't... we just talked about the fact he was happy that I was a good Catholic and I should keep receiving communion."
Joe Biden Calls Pope Francis "Most Significant Warrior Of Peace"
The president hailed the pontiff as "the most significant warrior of peace I have ever met", in a meeting at the Vatican lasting more than an hour.
Joe Biden Announces $1.7 Trillion US Spending Deal Ahead Of Europe Trip
US President Joe Biden failed in his original goal of securing a vote in Congress, where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority, before going to Rome for meetings with Pope Francis and G20 leaders, then a UN climate summit in Glasgow.
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.
Dismissing Catholic abuse victims' lawsuit, ECHR rules Vatican cannot be sued in European courts
The Vatican cannot be sued in European courts because it is a sovereign state, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday in dismissing a suit from survivors of abuse by Catholic clergy.
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...
3,000 paedophiles in French Catholic church since 1950s - inquiry head
Figure from head of commission investigating sexual abuse comes days before publication of report
Orbán: Central Europe needs greater clout in EU policymaking
Central Europeans need more clout in European Union policymaking because the German-French axis has become outdated, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview with Czech conservative daily Lidove Noviny.
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.
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