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Let your allegiance be to Holy See – Pope Francis tells Chinese Catholics

The appeal was coming amid what appears to be another stall in the Vatican’s longstanding attempts to reach a deal with Beijing over bishop nominations.

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 91st birthday at Vatican

Former Pope Benedict XVI is due to spend his 91st birthday in “quiet and peace,’’ the Vatican’s official news site said on Monday.

Vatican communications chief resigns amid ‘lettergate’ controversy

The Head of the Vatican’s Communications Department, Monsignor Vigano, resigned on Wednesday, after being accused of manipulating information in a papal letter.

US congratulates Pope Francis on 5th anniversary

The U.S. has congratulated Pope Francis on the fifth anniversary of his election to the See in Rome.

Pope Francis: peacemaker and game-changer

Since taking charge of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, Pope Francis has transformed perceptions of an institution beset by scandals and plagued by self-doubt.

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI says he is frail, in last phase of his life

In a rare public statement, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he is becoming increasingly frail but is at peace with the prospect of death.

Pope Francis hits 40 million followers on Twitter

The pope has racked up 40 million followers on Twitter, the Vatican said on Wednesday, underlining the Catholic leader’s status as one of the world’s biggest social media players.

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