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Rome [Italy], May 9 (ANI): Pope Francis has backed growing calls for a patent waiver for coronavirus vaccines in a video message for a public concert on Saturday.
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Rome [Italy], April 25 (ANI/Sputnik): Pope Francis on Sunday mourned the casualties of the recent hospital fire in Baghdad as well as the death of 130 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Rome [Italy], March 16 (ANI): The Vatican has said that priests can not bless same-sex unions, calling any such blessing "not licit".
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Mosul [Iraq], March 8 (ANI): Standing amid the rubble left by the now defeated ISIS terrorists in Iraq, Pope Francis on Sunday said that hope is "more powerful than hatred and peace more powerful than war."
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Baghdad [Iraq], March 7 (ANI): Pope Francis, who is on a four-day historic trip to Iraq, on Saturday (local time) denounced extremism in the name of religion as "betrayals of religion" and called for friendship and cooperation between religions.
Baghdad [Iraq], March 6 (ANI): Pope Francis, arrived in Iraq on Friday (local time) for a historic four-day tour of the war-torn country and will meet with its top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a popular Shia Muslim figure, on Saturday.
Baghdad [Iraq], February 28 (ANI/Sputnik): Archbishop Mitja Leskovar, the Vatican's ambassador (Apostolic Nuncio) to Iraq, has tested positive for COVID-19, sources from the apostolic nunciature in Baghdad confirmed.
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Rome [Italy], February 7 (ANI): For the first time, Pope Francis has appointed a female Under-Secretary with a right to vote in Synod of Bishops.
Vatican City [Vatican], February 7 (ANI/Sputnik): Pope Francis addressed the faithful with the Sunday prayer from the window of the Vatican Apostolic Palace for the first time since late December as Italy began gradually easing coronavirus-related restrictions.
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Moscow [Russia], January 14 (ANI/Sputnik): Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI have received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccines under the immunization campaign in the Vatican, Holy See spokesman Matteo Bruni told reporters on Thursday.
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Rome [Italy], January 12 (ANI): Pope Francis has changed the laws of the Roman Catholic Church to formally allow women to serve at the altar, give readings from the Bible during Mass and administer communion, yet they remain barred from ordained priesthood.
Vatican City [Vatican], January 10 (ANI): Pope Francis has said that the Vatican will initiate Covid-19 vaccinations from next week and that he is in line to receive a vaccine dose.