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“We owe this to the young, to future generations,” the 84-year-old pope said.
Of course, the Pontiff had to test out his new toy.
The pontiff and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence during their meeting in the holy city of Najaf.
Pope Francis brushed aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first-ever papal visit to the country.
Visiting a country with a fragile health care system in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic is not a good idea, infectious disease experts said.
The first-term lawmaker didn't think a new rule about vaccinations in Vatican City sounded legal, even though Vatican City is an independent state.
Citing guidelines from Pope Francis' coronavirus commission, the Vatican decreed that staff can't opt out of the vaccine without a medical reason.
Thanks to Pope Francis, Sister Nathalie Becquart can likely vote at the next synod of bishops in 2022.
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.
A new Vatican think tank wants the Mafia to stop exploiting the image of the Virgin Mary for their own illicit ends.
The pontiff maintained social distance but didn't wear a mask as he greeted about 500 Catholics gathered in a Vatican courtyard.