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Scottish cardinal who admitted to sexual misdeeds resigns

Vatican City: A disgraced Scottish prelate who admitted to sexual misdeeds has resigned from his cardinal's post.

The Vatican said today Pope Francis accepted 77-year-old Keith O'Brien's resignation from "the rights and privileges of a cardinal."

Pope to wash feet of male, female detainees at Rome prison

Pope to wash feet of male, female detainees at Rome prison

Vatican City - Pope Francis will perform the pre-Easter foot-washing ritual at Rome's main prison this year.

The Vatican said on Wednesday that inmates from the Rebibbia prison and a nearby women's facility will participate in the Holy Thursday service, which is meant to show Francis' willingness to serve others as Jesus did.

Pope meets transsexual dubbed 'devil's daughter': Report

Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Vatican City - Pope Francis has met a Spanish transsexual and his fiance at the Vatican, opening his doors to a man dubbed "the devil's daughter" by a local priest, media reports said on Wednesday.

Pope celebrates Christmas eve mass after excoriating staff

Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Vatican City : Pope Francis is celebrating Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass in St Peter's Basilica just days after excoriating his staff for a laundry list of sins.

Pope praises the diplomacy of US-Cuba accord

Jorge Mario BergoglioVatican City : Pope Francis praised the "small steps" of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the US and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's visit to Sri Lanka

Vatican, Nov 15 - The Vatican has released the schedule for Pope Francis' visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines .

Pope Francis will leave Rome on January 12, and return on January 19.

He will arrive in Colombo on January 13.

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