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Nicaraguan priest and former UN General Assembly President dies at 89

 06/09/2017 - 06:27
File photo dated June 3, 2015 showing Catholic priest and former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto, during a press conference in Managua, Nicaragua. EFE/MARIO LOPEZ
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The Nicaraguan government headed by Sandinista Daniel Ortega expressed its "profound dismay and sadness" over the death of Miguel  D'Escoto, the first priest to occupy the UN presidency.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:15am
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File photo dated June 3, 2015 showing Catholic priest and former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto, during a press conference in Managua, Nicaragua. EFE/MARIO LOPEZ

Three Temples and a Pilgrim: The inconsistencies of President Trump's Trip

 05/26/2017 - 08:56
US President Donald Trump prays outside the Wailing Wall during his visit to Jerusalem, Israel. EFE / Ronen Zvulun

Donald Trump’s first trip as President of the United States has begun with a pilgrimage for the most important places for the three religious pillars or the world, between May 20 and 24.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:15am
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US President Donald Trump prays outside the Wailing Wall during his visit to Jerusalem, Israel. EFE / Ronen Zvulun

Trump arrives in Sicily for G7 summit, the final stop of his trip abroad

 05/26/2017 - 06:05
A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO
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Heads of states from leading developed nations on Friday were arriving in the Italian town of Taormina for a two-day G7 summit focusing on security and economic growth.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:30am
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A panoramic view the Hotel San Domenico, one of the venues of the G7, on the top of the coast of Giardini Naxos, 25 May 2017, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, southern Italy. EPA/CIRO FUSCO

"Not Welcome Here": Trump Lands in Brussels to attend NATO Summit Amid Protests

 05/25/2017 - 05:56
US President Donald J. Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) wave as they board the 'Air Force One' plane at the 'Leonardo da Vinci' airport in Fiumicino, near Rome, Italy, 24 May 2017, on their way to Brussels, the next leg of his first presidential tour. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI
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Thousands of protesters welcomed the US President in a city he once called a “hellhole”. Trump is meeting with leaders of European Union and the NATO military alliance to discuss a new joint coalition to fight Islamic Terrorism. He has been critical of both blocs.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:30am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) and US First Lady Melania Trump (L) wave as they board the 'Air Force One' plane at the 'Leonardo da Vinci' airport in Fiumicino, near Rome, Italy, 24 May 2017, on their way to Brussels, the next leg of his first presidential tour. EPA/ANGELO CARCONI

After clashings in the past, Trump and Pope Francis hold first meeting.

 05/24/2017 - 07:58
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump during their meeting in Vatican City, May 24, 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL
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The United States President arrived in the Vatican City on Wednesday for his first audience with the Pope since his election to the White House.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30am
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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with US President Donald J. Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump during their meeting in Vatican City, May 24, 2017. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL

Pope names five new cardinals, including auxiliary bishop from El Salvador.

 05/22/2017 - 06:13
Pope Francis leads the Regina Caeli prayer from the window of his office in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 21, 2017. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI
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Gregorio Rosa Chávez is a Roman Catholic prelate, the auxiliary bishop of San Salvador  and a close collaborator of  Archbishop Oscar Romero, murdered in 1980 while he was saying Mass.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:00am
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Pope Francis leads the Regina Caeli prayer from the window of his office in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City, May 21, 2017. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

Coup in Venezuela

 03/30/2017 - 17:33
The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela (AN), the opposition candidate Julio Borges (c), speaks during a press conference, from the Legislative Palace today, Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE / CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ
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During the night of Wednesday the President-designated in Venezuela by Hugo Chavez before his death, Nicolás Maduro, has annulled the General Assembly, legislative institution established by the Constitution.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:15pm
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The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela (AN), the opposition candidate Julio Borges (c), speaks during a press conference, from the Legislative Palace today, Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Caracas, Venezuela. EFE / CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

"In Times of Crisis, Don't Look for Saviors". The Pope's Views on Trump

 01/24/2017 - 04:31
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The same day Donald Trump was being sworn into office in Washington DC, Pope Francis granted EL PAÍS a long interview at the Vatican, during which he called for prudence in the face of widespread alarm over the new US president.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:03am
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Pope Francis in St Peter's square - Vatican, in 2014. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

A Big Toilet

 12/08/2016 - 03:09
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Pope Francis has compared media organizations that focus on scandals and promote fake news to discredit people's lives with those who are obsessed with excrements. Using striking terminology, Francis said journalists and the media must avoid falling into “coprophilia” – an obsession with eating faeces. 

 Spreading disinformation is “probably the greatest damage that the media can do”, the Pope told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio. It is a sin to defame people, he added.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:56am
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Monk's Cafe prepares 'religious' lineup of beers for Pope Francis

 09/10/2015 - 05:10
Tom Peters, co-owner of Monk's Cafe and self-proclaimed resident beer geek. AL DÍA News