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Frances D'emilio

Frances D'emilio is an author at Religion News Service.

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Pope to lawmakers: Climate change requires quick consensus

By Frances D'emilio — October 11, 2021
The pope addressed parliamentarians who were in Rome for a preparatory meeting before the U.N's annual climate conference, which begins in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 31.

Pope resumes public audiences a month after major surgery

By Frances D'emilio — August 4, 2021
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis resumed his routine of holding weekly audiences with the general public a month after he underwent bowel surgery, and during the much-awaited appearance Wednesday he recalled the anniversary of the devastating Beirut port explosion and expressed the desire to visit Lebanon. After removing his face mask to protect against […]

2 weeks post-surgery, Pope Francis appears at Vatican window

By Frances D'emilio — July 19, 2021
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two weeks after surgery that removed a portion of his colon, Pope Francis on Sunday resumed his weekly appearances.

Vatican: Pope alert and well a day after intestinal surgery

By Frances D'emilio — July 5, 2021
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis was “in good, overall condition, alert” and breathing on his own Monday, the Vatican said a day after the pontiff underwent a three-hour operation that involved removing half of his colon. Francis, 84, is expected to stay in Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic, which has a special suite reserved for popes, for […]

An architect of European unity moves ahead on sainthood path

By Frances D'emilio — June 21, 2021
(AP) — Schuman, whom the Catholic Church calls 'a man of faith', died in 1963 after serving as the first president of the forerunner of the European Parliament.
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