Pope Francis “is praying for the French people, for Parisians and for Catholics” after the devastating fire that raged through the iconic Notre-Dame cathedral in the heart of the city, according to a spokesman for the Holy See.
Pope Francis stunned visitors to Vatican with a grand gesture of humility by kneeling down to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s formerly warring leaders as a plea for peace.
‘I am asking you as a brother to stay in peace. I am asking you with my heart, let us go forward,’ the 82-year-old pontiff told President Salva Kiir and his rival, the former rebel leader Riek Machar on Thursday.
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The Vatican’s former finance minister, Cardinal George Pell, has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral after a Sunday Mass in the 1990s. (March 13)
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Since 2013, ice sculptors have flocked to the Slovak Tatra mountain hamlet of Hrebienok every winter to build a Tatra Ice Temple, or scaled-down replica of a famous church using only crystal-clear ice blocks. This year, it’s an 11-metre (36-foot) tall version of the 16th-century Vatican basilica, complete with the imposing two half-circle wings of Bernini’s colonnade.