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Pope 'talks Ukraine peace' with new Russian envoy

Ivan Soltanovsky, a long-time diplomat, presented his formal accreditation to the 86-year-old head of the Catholic Church, according to a Vatican statement.

Pope Francis (AFP)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 10:27 PM IST

Texas' sexting Nun refuses to leave monastery after Vatican order

Nun refuses to leave the monastery after being ordered to do so by Vatican, may face excommunication.

Mother Teresa Agnes relies on a wheelchair, as stated by her attorney.(Jason Allen/CBS)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 12:19 PM IST

In a first, senior Vatican official, part of Pope's peace envoy, to visit Moscow

On June 28 and 29, Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi accompanied by an official of the (Vatican) Secretary of State, will pay a visit to Moscow.

Pope Francis (Reuters/File)
Published on Jun 27, 2023 04:47 PM IST

Tom, Dick and geography: How places get their names

Canary Islands get their name from canes and not birds, Paris was originally named Lutetia by the Romans, meaning land of mud, says author Adam Jacot de Boinod

Iceland’s many hot springs, whose vapours could be seen from afar, give its capital, Reykjavík its name. In Old Norse it means ‘bay of smokes’. (Adobe stock)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 10:41 PM IST
ByAdam Jacot de Boinod

Ukraine's Zelensky expected to meet Pope Francis on Saturday

There was no immediate comment from the Kyiv government on reports of the possible trip.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. (AFP)
Published on May 12, 2023 02:19 AM IST
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