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Europe · Vatican City

Pope Francis hails families, blasts ‘culture of waste’ after end of Roe v. Wade

63% Center coverage: 27 sources
Pope Francis urges families to shun "selfish" decisions that are indifferent to life. Francis didn't refer to the ruling or explicitly mention abortion in his homily. The Vatican welcomed Friday's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The move opens the doors for individual states to ban or restrict abortion access.See the Story
Europe · Mariupol'

Wives of Mariupol defenders to pope: 'You are our last hope'

40% Center coverage: 20 sources
Wives of about 500 soldiers still believed to be inside Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. About 700 soldiers inside the steel mill are injured; some have gangrene, amputations. Food, water and medical supplies inside the plant are scarce. None of the soldiers will surrender to Russian troops.See the Story
Europe · Vatican City

Pope gave green light to secret deal to free kidnapped nun, court told

50% Center coverage: 22 sources
Cardinal Angelo Becciu's testimony could pose serious security implications for the Vatican. He provided evidence that the pope was apparently willing to pay ransom to Islamic militants to free a nun. Ransom payment are rarely if ever confirmed, precisely to dissuade future kidnappings. Prosecutors have accused a co-defendant of embezzling around half the amount.See the Story
Europe · Vatican City

Italian nun slain in Haiti is hailed by pope as martyr

50% Center coverage: 18 sources
Sister Luisa DellOrto, 64, was slain in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. Pope Francis in remarks to the public in St. Peter's Square expressed his closeness to the nun's family. The nun, who was born in Lombardy, northern Italy, had run a home for children in a poor suburb.See the Story
Europe · Vatican City

Pope decries divisions caused by old-school liturgy fans

70% Center coverage: 20 sources
Pope Francis decries what he described as devil-inspired divisiveness in the church. Francis pressed his papacy's battle against traditionalists, whose prominent members include some ultra-conservative cardinals. Francis has made clear he prefers Mass celebrated in local languages, with the priest facing the congregation instead of with his back to the pews.See the Story
Europe · Vatican City

Vietnamese photographer gives pope famous 'Napalm Girl' picture

38% Left coverage: 16 sources
Nick Ut gave Pope Francis a copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a young Vietnamese girl running naked down the road after a napalm attack. Ut and Kim Phuc Phan Thi greeted Francis at the end of his general audience Wednesday in St. Peter's Square, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the iconic image. Ut was only 21 when he took the Vietnam photo, then set his camera aside to rush the girl to a hospital, where doctors saved her life.See the Story
Europe · Vatican City

Vatican preparing for possibility of women Swiss Guards

50% Right coverage: 10 sources
The force, whose principal mission is to protect the pope, has been exclusively male since its founding in 1506. Pope Francis, 85, has named women to a number of senior posts and management positions in the Vatican administration. In March he introduced a landmark new constitution that will allow any baptised lay Catholic, including women, to head most Vatican departments.See the Story
Europe · Vatican City

Pope, hobbled by knee problem, looks forward to S Sudan trip

64% Center coverage: 11 sources
The Vatican on Saturday released the text of the message, which refers to previously announced plans by Francis to make a July 5-7 pilgrimage. The message was addressed to South Sudanese political leaders and signed by Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Jim Wallace, Moderator of the Church of Scotland.See the Story
Europe · Vatican City

Congo bishops say pope's Canada trip a good sign for future

37% Center coverage: 11 sources
Congo's Catholic bishops hold out hope for a rescheduled visit by Pope Francis. Vatican announced June 10 that Francis had to postpone the planned July 2-7 visit. Doctors said it could jeopardize the therapy he is receiving for strained ligaments. Vatican on Thursday indicated Francis was going ahead with a planned July 24-30 visit to Canada.See the Story
Europe · Vatican City

Vatican to start monthly newspaper by and with the poor

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
The first edition of L.Osservatore di Strada (The Street Observer) comes out June 29. The initiative is tangible evidence of Pope Francis' push to give voice to the poor. The aim is to involve them in writing and illustrating their own stories.See the Story
Europe · Washington

Pro-life is not just opposing abortion, Vatican says after U.S. ruling

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
Anti-abortion activists should be concerned with other issues that threaten life, Vatican says. Andrea Tornielli said those who oppose abortion could not pick and choose pro-life issues. He cited statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing a rise in maternity mortality rates.See the Story
Naveen Patnaik · Vatican City

Amid row over meeting Pope, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik visits Sheikh Zayed mosque to witness Ratha Jatra

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Amid criticism by opposition BJP over meeting Pope Francis at Vatican City last week, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has visited Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi ahead of meeting potential investors in Dubai, and will also visit Puri to witness Lord Jagannath's annual Ratha Jatra.See the Story

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