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Pope voices support for virus victims in livestream message

Pope voices support for virus victims in livestream message

Pope Francis expressed solidarity on Sunday with the victims of the novel coronavirus in his first livestreamed prayer from the Vatican.The disease raging across Italy forced the 83-year-old pontiff to break with centuries of tradition and revert to technology

Pope goes livestream to fight viral epidemic

Pope goes livestream to fight viral epidemic

Pope Francis decided to deliver Sunday's prayer by livestream and Italy called in retired doctors as the escalating new coronavirus epidemic emptied streets in Europe's worst affected country.The 83-year-old pontiff broke with centuries of tradition by enlis

Vatican reports first coronavirus case

Vatican reports first coronavirus case

The Vatican on Friday reported its first coronavirus case and closed some offices to protect hundreds of the micro-state's priests and residents from the virus raging in surrounding Italy. The confirmed case prompted a sympathetic message from the pope and re

French cardinal exits over failure to report alleged sex abuser

French cardinal exits over failure to report alleged sex abuser

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a French cardinal who failed to report an alleged paedophile priest, the Catholic Church in Lyon said Friday.Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin is the most senior French priest to be caught up in a global paedophi

Vatican says pope's symptoms point to simple cold

Vatican says pope's symptoms point to simple cold

The Vatican said on Tuesday that Pope Francis was still suffering from a cold and not exhibiting other symptoms, after a report said he had tested negative for the novel coronavirus.Italy's Messaggero newspaper reported that the 83-year-old pontiff, who has b

Vatican opens archive on pope's silence during Holocaust

Vatican opens archive on pope's silence during Holocaust

Historians will begin combing the archives of the world's most contentious pope on Monday, hoping to glean why Pius XII stayed silent during the Nazi extermination of Jews in the Holocaust.More than 200 researchers have applied for permission to settle in one