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Ennio Morricone, Italian composer most famous for Westerns, dies aged 91

06 Jul 2020

ROME Ennio Morricone, whose scores for movies such as "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", "The Mission" and "Cinema Paradiso" made him one of the world's most famous screen composers, has died, his lawyer said on Monday. He was 91.

Ennio Morricone, Italian composer most famous for Westerns, dies aged 91

06 Jul 2020

ROME Ennio Morricone, whose scores for movies such as "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", "The Mission" and "Cinema Paradiso" made him one of the world's most famous screen composers, has died, his lawyer said on Monday. He was 91.

Vatican's new financial regulator vows transparency

03 Jul 2020

VATICAN CITY The Vatican's new financial regulator says he is confident that the days when the Holy See would "wash dirty laundry" in private are over and that Pope Francis' recent spending rules are a sea change in transparency.

Vatican summons U.S., Israeli envoys over West Bank annexation moves

01 Jul 2020

The Vatican, in a highly unusual move, summoned both the U.S. and Israeli ambassadors to express the Holy See's concern about Israel's moves to extend its sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank.

Pope, in first post-lockdown audience, thanks Italian doctors

21 Jun 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday held his first audience for a group of people since Italy lifted its coronavirus lockdown, granting it to health workers from the Italian region most affected by the pandemic. | Video

Pope says coronavirus should spark new environmental awareness

21 Jun 2020

VATICAN CITY The drastic reduction in pollution during coronavirus lockdowns around the world should lead to greater concern for the environment as restrictions are lifted, Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Vatican urges Catholics to drop investments in fossil fuels, arms

18 Jun 2020

VATICAN CITY The Vatican urged Catholics on Thursday to disinvest from the armaments and fossil fuel industries and to closely monitor companies in sectors such as mining to check if they are damaging the environment.

Defend seafaring workers hit hard by pandemic, Pope says

17 Jun 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis paid tribute on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck on ships due to the coronavirus pandemic, a situation the United Nations has said poses a risk to the safe operation of the world's merchant fleet.

Defend seafaring workers hit hard by pandemic, Pope says

17 Jun 2020

VATICAN CITY, June 17 Pope Francis paid tribute on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck on ships due to the coronavirus pandemic, a situation the United Nations has said poses a risk to the safe operation of the world's merchant fleet.

Vatican arrests Italian in investigation of London real estate deal

05 Jun 2020

VATICAN CITY Vatican police on Friday arrested Gianluigi Torzi, an Italian middleman who was part of a controversial deal in which the Vatican used Church money to purchase a luxury building in London as an investment.

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