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Vatican workers scrub-down St. Peter's Basilica [Video]

Vatican workers scrub-down St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican workers sanitized every inch of the interior of the stunning St. Peter's Basilica on Friday (May 15), as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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WEB EXTRA: St. Peter's Basilica Disinfected [Video]

WEB EXTRA: St. Peter's Basilica Disinfected

Cleaners in protective gear worked to disinfect St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Friday. The Vatican has not said when Pope Francis will deliver Mass publicly from inside St. Peter's. Public masses..

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Hallelujah! Belgian monks can sell their beer again [Video]

Hallelujah! Belgian monks can sell their beer again

Belgian Trappist monks who brew one of the world's most coveted beers have reopened for business after a two-month break, though COVID-19 restrictions mean it's not exactly business as usual yet...

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Vatican disinfects St Peter's Basilica ahead of resumption of worship [Video]

Vatican disinfects St Peter's Basilica ahead of resumption of worship

The Vatican has started to disinfect St Peter's Basilica as it prepares to welcome worshippers back for masses from May 18. It is not yet known when Pope Francis will next preside over mass in person,..

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This Day in History: Pope John Paul II Is Shot [Video]

This Day in History: Pope John Paul II Is Shot

This Day in History: Pope John Paul II Is Shot May 13, 1981 Mehmet Ali Agca shot Pope John Paul several times in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Agca was a Turkish terrorist and fugitive wanted..

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Inquiry found Pell should have reported abuse [Video]

Inquiry found Pell should have reported abuse

An Australian inquiry into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church and other institutions found former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was aware of child sex abuse and failed to take steps to get..

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Formula One has a 50-50 chance of going racing, says Agag [Video]

Formula One has a 50-50 chance of going racing, says Agag

Formula E boss Agag says F1 has a 50-50 chance of racing

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Pope prays for environment protection on Earth Day [Video]

Pope prays for environment protection on Earth Day

Pope Franics on Wednesday prayed for the protection of the planet on Earth Day and exhorted leaders to act.

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Pope warns 'selfish indifference' worse than coronavirus [Video]

Pope warns 'selfish indifference' worse than coronavirus

Pope Francis called on Sunday (April 19) for an all-embracing vision of the world after the COVID-19 crisis, saying moving on without global solidarity or excluding sectors of society from the recovery..

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Pell talks God's judgment, week after acquittal [Video]

Pell talks God's judgment, week after acquittal

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell has made his first formal televised interview since his sexual assault conviction was overturned in court and his subsequent release from prison.

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Easter Vigil in Vatican City [Video]

Easter Vigil in Vatican City

The Pope heald a virtual Easter Vigil from Vatican City today.

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Pope holds Easter Sunday mass scaled back by coronavirus [Video]

Pope holds Easter Sunday mass scaled back by coronavirus

Pope Francis led his Easter Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday in an event scaled down by new coronavirus outbreak.

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Pope Francis Streams Easter Sunday Mass [Video]

Pope Francis Streams Easter Sunday Mass

Italy's coronavirus lockdown extends to the Vatican, which is why the Catholic Church has broken from tradition.

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On Easter Eve, Pope Francis Urges Faithful To 'Not Yield To Fear' [Video]

On Easter Eve, Pope Francis Urges Faithful To 'Not Yield To Fear'

Amid the raging global coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis led an Easter eve Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday. According to Reuters, the Holy Father urged people to “not yield to..

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Doctors and nurses in Good Friday procession at Vatican [Video]

Doctors and nurses in Good Friday procession at Vatican

The Pope has presided over a late-night Good Friday procession from the steps outside St Peter’s Basilica. A pair of white-coated doctors who care for coronavirus patients participated in a torch-lit..

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Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus [Video]

Pope prays for sick at Good Friday service scaled back by coronavirus

Pope Francis prostrated himself on the floor of an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Friday (April 10) to pray at a scaled-down "Passion of the Lord" service commemorating Jesus' last hours of life and his..

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Cardinal George Pell asks media for social distancing [Video]

Cardinal George Pell asks media for social distancing

Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was cleared of child sex crimes, asks the media for social distance during a visit to a petrol station in the town of Glenrowan in Australia.

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Pope Francis Gives Talks About 'Unjust Sentences' As Cardinal George Pell Is Acquitted [Video]

Pope Francis Gives Talks About 'Unjust Sentences' As Cardinal George Pell Is Acquitted

Australia's highest court acquitted Cardinal George Pell of sexually abusing two choir boys. After the acquittal, Pope Francis dedicated his mass to those suffering from unjust sentences. According to..

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Freed George Pell asks press to keep 'social distance' [Video]

Freed George Pell asks press to keep 'social distance'

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was seen at an Australian gas station, just a day after his court acquittal and release from prison on sexual abuse allegations.

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'He's disappointed' says lawyer of Pell's accuser [Video]

'He's disappointed' says lawyer of Pell's accuser

The lawyer of the man who accused former Vatican treasurer George Pell of sexually assaulting him and another teenage boy in the 1990s, said on Wednesday that her client was disappointed by Pell's..

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After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries "unjust sentences" [Video]

After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries "unjust sentences"

The Vatican says it welcomes the acquittal of Cardinal Pell by an Australian court on child abuse charges, saying he "waited for the truth to be ascertained. Earlier Pope Francis used his morning mass..

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Cardinal George Pell released from Australian prison after abuse convictions quashed [Video]

Cardinal George Pell released from Australian prison after abuse convictions quashed

Cardinal George Pell has been released from an Australian prison after his convictions for abusing two choirboys were quashed. The country's high court found a lower court had errer on the matter of..

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Tulsa Woman Quarantined in Italy [Video]

Tulsa Woman Quarantined in Italy

Tulsa Woman Quarantined in Italy

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Pope opens Holy Week amid lockdown [Video]

Pope opens Holy Week amid lockdown

Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica, urging people not to be so concerned with what they lack but how they can ease the suffering of others. Lauren Anthony..

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Pope Celebrates Palm Sunday Services In Empty St. Peter's Basilica [Video]

Pope Celebrates Palm Sunday Services In Empty St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis marked a surreal Palm Sunday in an empty St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Sunday. The Holy Father urged people living through the coronavirus pandemic to be less concerned with..

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Pope Francis ventured into a deserted Rome to pray at two shrines for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The Vatican said his Easter services will be held without the public for the first time.
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Pope Francis says he feels 'caged' as he addresses the faithful

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The Vatican says Pope Francis will not address crowds from a window overlooking St Peter's Square, appearing online instead amid coronavirus concerns.
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