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China comes out ahead in Vatican deal, analysts say

Asia Pacific | ANALYSIS Sep 23, 2018

China comes out ahead in Vatican deal, analysts say

A landmark deal agreed upon between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts ...

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

National Sep 12, 2018

Pope says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish

Pope Francis said Wednesday he hopes to visit Japan next year, a trip that would enable him to draw attention to both the legacy of Christian martyrs centuries ago and survivors of the atomic bombs in 1945. Francis made the announcement while meeting with members ...

Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

World Sep 3, 2018

Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to all parties who have influence in Syria to defend human rights and safeguard the civilian population in the rebel-held northern region of Idlib, which faces an imminent attack by government forces. After seven years of civil war, the Syrian ...