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Biden takes 'Moonshot' cancer campaign to Vatican

Vatican City - US Vice President Joe Biden won Pope Francis's backing Friday for advances in cancer treatment to be made available to everyone, as he brought his "Moonshot" campaign to the Vatican.

Pope approves Albanian martyrs, Irish Jesuit for beatification

Vatican City - An Albanian bishop who died after being tortured and 37 other Catholic victims of the country's former communist regime have been recognised as martyrs, the Vatican announced Wednesday.

Cuba cardinal, key to better U.S. ties, steps down

Havana - Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the Catholic church's top official in Havana and a promoter of closer ties with the United States, will be leaving the post, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

Pope tells teens 'happiness not an app'

Vatican City - Happiness is not an app you can download on your mobile phone, Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers on Sunday at a mass to mark a weekend dedicated to youth."Freedom is not always about doing what you want.

Pope Francis hears teenagers' sins

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Saturday heard confessions from 16 teenagers after a surprise appearance in St Peter's square to greet thousands of young people attending his holy year youth day.

Odyssey that ended with a Muslim family in Rome as pope's guests

Rome - They left war-ravaged Syria, family and friends behind them. France was where they were aiming for. A Greek island was where they ended up.

Pope in new blast at West's indifference to refugees

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Tuesday blasted the indifference of Western society to the plight of refugees in another powerful intervention in the migrant crisis engulfing Europe.

Pope's refugee families settle into Roman life

Vatican City - The 12 Syrian asylum seekers Pope Francis brought back with him from Lesbos are settling into new lives, with Italian lessons and strolls around Rome, their hosts said Monday.

Pope says his help for Syrian families 'a drop in the ocean'

Pope Francis, who visited the Greek migrant hotspot island of Lesbos Saturday, took three Syrian families with him on the papal plane back to the Vatican, describing the move as a "humanitarian gesture... (but) a drop in the ocean.

Sanders briefly meets pope at Vatican

Washington - Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders briefly met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, using the lightning visit to align his White House bid with the popular pontiff's advocacy of a "moral economy.

Pope, Patriarch's Greek island visit to highlight refugee plight

Mytilene - Pope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew fly to Lesbos on Saturday for a visit that will again turn the spotlight on Europe's controversial deal with Turkey to end an unprecedented refugee crisis.

Lesbos island: From tourist spot to migrant and VIP hotspot

Atenas - The Greek tourist island of Lesbos was once known to Greeks mainly for its potent ouzo, and to the rest of world as the homeland of Sappho, the seventh century poet who immortalised love for women.

Pope heads back to migrant crisis frontline

Vatican City - Pope Francis was urged Thursday to speak out against the European Union's deal to send migrants back to Turkey when he visits Lesbos, the Greek island on the frontline of the crisis.

Pope heads to Lesbos to show 'solidarity' with Greeks, migrants

Vatican City - Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide Wednesday to pray for his upcoming trip to the Greek island of Lesbos, on the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis, saying he wanted to show "solidarity" with the refugees and the Greek people.

Pope announces trips to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Vatican City - Pope Francis will visit Armenia and Azerbaijan later this year, the Vatican announced Saturday, amid tensions in the region following a flare-up of violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Sanders to attend Vatican conference on social justice

Washington - Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will break from the campaign trail next week to attend a Vatican-hosted conference on social and environmental issues, his campaign announced Friday.

Bernie Sanders to offer economic address at papal conference

Vatican City - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will break from the campaign trail just days ahead of the pivotal New York primary to accept an invitation from the Pope to speak about income inequality.

Pope opens door for divorced but slams it shut for gays

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday opened doors for divorced and cohabiting Catholics but slammed one shut for gay believers in new Church guidelines on family life.

Pope to visit refugees on Greek island of Lesbos

Vatican City - Pope Francis will next week make a brief trip to Lesbos, the Greek island on the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.

France picks gay diplomat for UNESCO role after Vatican 'snub'

Paris - France on Wednesday abandoned its attempts to name a gay man as ambassador to the Holy See in the face of opposition from the Vatican, making him its representative to UNESCO instead.

I did not have sex with that priest, Vatican leaks trial told

Vatican City - An alleged night of sex at the centre of a controversial Vatican leaks trial never took place, accused former PR consultant Francesca Chaouqui told a Holy See court on Wednesday.

Little Lizzy gets wish to see Pope before going blind

Vatican City - Elizabeth "Lizzy" Myers, a five-year-old American girl who is losing her sight to a rare genetic disease, got her wish on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis.

Vatican seeks to spread the .Catholic message

Vatican City - The Vatican has set up a new office charged with promoting the use of the .Catholic domain name, in its latest move to upgrade its communications for the digital era.

Cash for Cardinal's luxury pad sparks Vatican probe

Vatican City - The Vatican has opened an investigation into the financing of renovations at a luxury penthouse occupied by Italian cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the former number two in the Holy See hierarchy, officials said Thursday.

Pope urges better security for religious minorities in Pakistan

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday appealed to Pakistani authorities to step up security for religious minorities after the "abhorrent" suicide bombing targeting Christians which killed scores in Lahore.

Pope slams Europe over migrants, denounces paedophile priests

Rome - Pope Francis decried what he called Europe's "indifferent and anaesthetised conscience" over migrants, during Good Friday prayers in Rome during which he also slammed paedophile priests, arms dealers and fundamentalists.

Pope washes asylum seekers' feet in Easter ritual

Castelnuovo Di Porto - Pope Francis washed the feet of 11 young asylum seekers and a worker at their reception centre on Thursday to highlight the need for the international community to provide shelter to refugees.

Elderly pope Benedict XVI 'slowly fading': Personal secretary

Rome - Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is "slowly, serenely fading" but remains "very lucid", his personal secretary said in an interview published Thursday.Joseph Ratzinger is "an old man, of course, but very lucid.

Vatican prepares to open Argentina 'dirty war' archives

Vatican City - The Vatican said Wednesday it is well on the way to opening its archives on Argentina's "Dirty War", which could bring new evidence to light on the fate of missing victims.

Pope to wash asylum seekers' feet in Easter ritual

Vatican City - Pope Francis will wash the feet of 12 young asylum seekers to highlight the need for the international community to provide shelter to refugees, the Vatican said Tuesday.
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