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Pope Francis tests negative for coronavirus

Pope Francis has tested negative for coronavirus, according to the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said he had no immediate comment on the report, Reuters reported. Earlier, the …

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Pope Francis sends Syria's Assad letter

Pope Francis’s envoy told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a meeting of the Pope’s concerns for the humanitarian situation in northwest Syria, a Vatican spokesman said today. Cardinal Peter Kodwo …

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Putin on his meeting with Pope Francis

Love of Russian culture brings Russia, the Vatican and Italy closer together, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a gala dinner with delegates of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue Forum yesterday evening. …

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Pope Francis to embark on historic visit to UAE

Pope Francis will arrive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff to visit the Arabian peninsula, BBC reports. The Pope has been invited by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh …

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Erdogan appoints Turkish ambassador to Vatican

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appointed Lutfullah Goktas as new ambassador to the Vatican, Resmi Gazete reported. Earlier, Goktas was the press-secretary of President Erdogan. …

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Armenia appoints new ambassador to Vatican

Armenia's President Armen Sarkisyan has signed a decree appointing Karen Nazaryan as Armenia’s Ambassador to the Holy See (with residence in Vatican). Nazaryan has replaced Mikael …

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Mehriban Aliyeva meets with Pope Francis

First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, who is in Italy on an official visit, has met with Pope Francis today. …

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 Date of Erdogan's visit to Vatican revealed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican next month, Turkish media reported. Erdogan would travel to the Vatican on February 5 for talks that are expected to focus on the status …

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