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The pope will miss out on services at St. Peter's Basilica because of “painful sciatica,” a Vatican official said.
The pontiff urged world leaders to “promote cooperation and not competition, and to search for a solution for all.”
The pontiff urged world leaders to “promote cooperation and not competition, and to search for a solution for all.”
Some churchmen in the United States had argued that such products were immoral.
Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington D.C., views his appointment as “an affirmation of Black Catholics in the United States."
High-ranking Catholic clergy dismissed reports that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was abusing seminarians and children, a Vatican investigation found.
Before becoming pope, Francis supported extending legal protections to gay couples in Argentina. Those comments are now putting the Vatican in a bind.
Francis apologized for not greeting well-wishers at his weekly general audience, pointing a finger at "this lady called COVID, who does us so much harm."
The pope has courted some criticism for declining to wear a mask when indoors, even though Vatican regulations call for masks indoors and out when social distancing cannot be guaranteed.
The Holy See said Pope Francis does not meet with political figures in election periods.