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Pope Francis cancels planned retreat due to 'cold'

Pope Francis cancels planned retreat due to 'cold'

Pope Francis said Sunday he was cancelling a planned six-day spiritual retreat south of Rome after coming down with a "cold"."Unfortunately, a cold forced me not to take part this year," the 83-year-old pontiff said after coughing a couple of times during

Pope Francis cancels planned retreat due to 'cold'

Pope Francis cancels planned retreat due to 'cold'

Pope Francis said Sunday he would not be taking part in a planned six-day spiritual retreat south of Rome after coming down with a "cold".The 83-year-old pontiff suffered two coughing spells that forced him to turn away from the crowd and cover his mouth wit

Vatican opens archives on history's most controversial pope

Vatican opens archives on history's most controversial pope

The Vatican unseals the archives of history's most contentious popes on Monday, potentially shedding light on why Pius XII stayed silent during the extermination of six million Jews in the Holocaust.Two hundred researchers have already requested access to the

Four things to know about Pope Pius XII's archives

Four things to know about Pope Pius XII's archives

The unveiling on Monday of Pope Pius XII's archives has been demanded for decades by Jewish groups and historians.They comprise 120 fonds -- archival documents of the same origin -- and are split into 20,000 units. They add up to millions of pages that could

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of "a mild ailment".Francis, 83, had appeared earlier in the week to be suffering from a cold.

Archives on controversial war-time Pope Pius XII set to open

Archives on controversial war-time Pope Pius XII set to open

The Vatican's archives on Pope Pius XII are poised to be unsealed, with historians hoping to uncover previously hidden details about one of the most controversial popes in history.The papacy of Pius XII lasted from 1939 to 1958, tumultuous years that covered