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Recent articles by Nicole:

Pope briefly at hospital for tests two months after bronchitis, returns to Vatican

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis briefly went to Rome’s main hospital on Tuesday for tests and returned to the Vatican, two months after he was hospitalized w... → Read More

Pope warns of risk of corruption in missionary fundraising after AP investigation

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned the Vatican’s missionary fundraisers on Saturday not to allow financial corruption to creep into their work, i... → Read More

Pope runs fever, skips meetings, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis skipped meetings Friday because he was running a fever, the Vatican said. → Read More

Cardinal blasts vendettas, 'plots against me' in Vatican financial trial

A Vatican cardinal on trial in the Holy See’s big financial crimes case has complained he can't properly defend himself because prosecutors have withheld key evidence → Read More

Russia acknowledges Vatican peace initiative, says no steps yet for a mission to Moscow

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Russia on Friday indicated that it views Pope Francis’ Ukraine peace initiative positively, but stressed that there are no immedia... → Read More

Chicago cardinal defends compensation plan, urges info on abusers after Illinois abuse report

ROME (AP) — The archbishop of Chicago urged the Illinois attorney general on Thursday to provide information about newly uncovered cases of clergy sex... → Read More

Pope’s Ukraine peace envoy blasts war as a ‘pandemic’ that affects everyone

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis’ peace envoy for Ukraine, a veteran of the Catholic Church’s conflict-mediation efforts, blasted war as a “pandemic” on Tuesd... → Read More

Italy’s deadly floods just latest example of climate change’s all-or-nothing weather extremes

ROME (AP) — The floods that sent rivers of mud tearing through towns in Italy’s northeast are another drenching dose of climate change’s all-or-nothin... → Read More

Vatican recalls stamp celebrating Portugal’s colonial empire after complaints

ROME (AP) — The Vatican has recalled a postage stamp promoting this year’s World Youth Day in Portugal following complaints that it celebrated Portuga... → Read More

Exceptional rains in drought-struck northern Italy kill 8, cancel Formula One Grand Prix

ROME (AP) — Exceptional rains Wednesday in a drought-struck region of northern Italy swelled rivers over their banks, killing at least eight people, f... → Read More

Exceptional rains in drought-struck northern Italy kill 8, cancel Formula One Grand Prix

Officials say eight people are now confirmed dead in northern Italy following floods from rain-swollen rivers → Read More

New head of Vatican charity Caritas looks to future after papal firings

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The new head of Caritas Internationalis said Tuesday that the Vatican’s preeminent charity would look to the future of its global ... → Read More

Vatican seeks to assure Caritas that papal firings were necessary, not a criticism of work

ROME (AP) — A top Vatican cardinal defended Pope Francis’ “drastic” leadership firings at the Holy See’s preeminent charity, saying Friday they were n... → Read More

Pope joins Meloni in urging Italians to have more kids, not pets

Pope Francis has joined Italy’s conservative premier in encouraging Italians to have more children after Italy registered a record low birth rate last year → Read More

Pope could meet with Ukrainian president Zelenskyy on Saturday at Vatican, officials say

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis could meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Vatican this weekend, a Vatican official said Thursday. → Read More

Vatican formally recognizes 21 Coptic Orthodox killed in Libya as martyrs, gives them feast day

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is formally recognizing 21 Coptic Orthodox workers who were beheaded by Islamic militants in Libya as martyrs with the... → Read More

Ousted Caritas chief denounces Vatican ‘power grab’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s main charitable organization, Caritas Internationalis, is hoping to open a new chapter this week after Pope Francis ... → Read More

Pope seeks to encourage abuse prevention board amid turmoil

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis sought to encourage his embattled child protection advisory board Friday, following weeks of turmoil sparked by the latest re... → Read More

Pope Voices Willingness to Return Indigenous Artifacts

Pope Francis said Sunday that talks were underway to return artifacts in the Vatican Museum that were acquired from Indigenous peoples in Canada and voiced a willingness to return other colonial-era objects in the Vatican’s collection on a case-by-case basis. → Read More

Pope voices willingness to return Indigenous loot, artifacts

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Sunday that talks were underway to return colonial-era artifacts in the Vatican Museum that were acqui... → Read More