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Stories about Vatican City

Pope Francis will visit North Macedonia in May, shortly after presidential elections

It is the first time a pope visits North Macedonia.

Uproar in Australia as lid lifted on Cardinal Pell's child sexual abuse convictions

"Almost immediately, the parade of aggrieved, disappointed, distressed, shocked, disbelieving, sad, angry Catholics and other Pell supporters began moving like a sullen, offended beast across the media, in unedifying protest..."

In Cardinal George Pell's sexual abuse trial, Australian court fails to suppress the ‘nation's worst kept secret’

"The alleged suppression order on #georgepell is allowing fake news and hearsay and speculation take the place of reputable news sources."

Senior Vatican Cardinal George Pell to stand trial on sexual offence charges in Australia

"Sending love to all those victims who will be giving evidence. It takes an enormous amount of strength to stand up like this."

Cardinal George Pell, Vatican's Third Highest-Ranking Official, Charged With Sexual Assault Offences in Australia

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has indicated that Pell will return to Australia to try to clear his name.

World Spotlight on Australia's Cardinal Pell at Rome Child Sexual Abuse Hearing

"So ends the testimony of one Cardinal George Pell. So, back to the safety of the Vatican apartments slinks that little ecumenical mind...So, for us Survivors…More Silence."

Oz Comedian's Song Challenges Cardinal to ‘Come Home’ for Child Sex Abuse Hearing

Tim Minchin has attacked Cardinal George Pell in a song and demanded he return home to give evidence to the royal commission on child abuse.

Thousands Take to Rome's Streets to Echo Pope Francis’ Call for Climate Action

"...all of humanity needs to stand united in addressing the crisis of our times. Climate change is an issue for everyone with a moral conscience.”

Activists Urge Pope Francis to Drop Fossil Fuel Investments During Philippines Visit

In Tacloban, during an organized luncheon with victims from Typhoon Haiyan, the pope was hand delivered a letter including a call for the Vatican to divest from fossil fuels.

A Plea to Pope Francis to Take Action Against African Dictators

Pope Francis, a Pope Unlike the Rest

A global view of Pope Francis, a year and half into his papacy.

Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Interview with Anita Haidary

Global Voices interviews Anita Haidary, an Afghan women's rights activists and co-founder of an organization that works to empower women across Afghanistan.

“Women Can Change Afghanistan”: Interview with Noorjahan Akbar

Noorjahan Akbar, 22, is an Afghan women's rights activist and a prolific blogger. She believes that there has been a lot of positive change for women's rights in Afghanistan over...

Does Pope Benedict XVI Read Science Fiction?

Bridge Blog for Afghanistan and Pakistan: ‘Understanding the Neighbor’

In a fellowship program 22 journalists from Afghanistan and Pakistan gathered together twice, once in Islamabad and once in Kabul to understand each others, share value and make cultural exchanges....

Kyrgyzstan: Lake Son-Kul in Photos and Prose

The lonely beauty of Lake Son-Kul has long caught the imagination of foreign visitors to Kyrgyzstan. At the beginning of October when the grazing season ends, when yurts are packed...

Tajikistan's Capital Mayor Meets with Facebook Users

In a rare display of political openness, the mayor of the country's capital Dushanbe met with some 400 Facebook users and responded to their criticisms. The meeting was broadcast live...

Lebanon: Awaiting the Pope's Visit in September

Afghanistan: When Bronze Means More than Gold

"In a year filled with suicide bombings, school poisonings and kidnappings, the bronze for Afghanistan was more than gold." The country celebrates its one and only Olympic winner - Bronze...

Tajikistan: Female Boxer Fights Odds, Wins Olympic Bronze

"I hope Chorieva will become a motivation for other Tajik girls and women, and we will have more female champions in future. It doesn't matter whether she wins or loses,...

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