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Pope Francis to receive Covid vaccine next week and says opposition to jab is 'suicidal denial'  (source — 09/01/2021 22:55:08

Pope Francis, 84, is set to receive Covid-19 vaccine in Vatican City next week as he follows the example set by The Queen, 94. He also slammed those opposed to the jab as in 'suicidal denial.'

Pope won’t lead New Year services (source — 02/01/2021 02:36:02

POPE Francis, suffering a flare-up of a sciatica condition that causes pain in his right leg, missed a New Year’s Eve service on Dec 31 and will also not preside at a New Year’s Day Mass.It was believ...

New Year Celebrations In Covid-Free New Zealand Look Very Different Compared To The Rest Of The World (source — 01/01/2021 01:26:47

Thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, the year has ended unlike any other in memory.With more than 1.7 million people dead and 82 million infected around the globe since last New Year’s Eve, the t...

Covid-19 dominates Christmas messages from Christian leaders (source — 25/12/2020 16:10:48

Pope urges nations to share Covid vaccines while archbishop of Canterbury insists ‘darkness has not overcome the light’See all our coronavirus coverageChristian leaders have delivered their Christmas ...

Pope to visit Iraq in first overseas trip since coronavirus pandemic (source — 07/12/2020 15:39:51

Francis plans tour of cities including Baghdad and Ur in risky trip that eluded his predecessorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePope Francis will make the first visit by a ...

Pope says his brush with death helps him relate to Covid victims (source — 23/11/2020 13:01:38

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis says in a new book that he can relate to people in intensive care units who fear dying from coronavirus because of his own experience when part of his lung was removed 63 y...

Italy Placed On England's Travel Quarantine List (source — 15/10/2020 19:04:45

Italy has been removed from England’s travel corridor list, meaning people returning from the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days if they return after 4am on Sunday.The new rule also a...

The Full List Of Countries Exempt From England’s Coronavirus Quarantine (source — 03/07/2020 17:22:32

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. From July 10 people who live in England will be able to travel to 59...

Roman Colosseum, Vatican Museums reopen to public, but to much smaller crowds than usual (source — 01/06/2020 21:47:40

After closing more than three months ago in response to the global coronavirus health crisis, both the Colosseum in Rome and the Vatican Museums in Vatican City (which itself is located in Rome) reope...

How To Interpret And Manage Your Pandemic Dreams (source — 16/04/2020 13:32:01

I was roller-skating in a hockey arena last week, while Céline Dionjudged me from the sidelines for not wearing a mouthguard. Over the Easter weekend, archaeologists threatened me with swords u...

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