New Argentine leader ‘close to the Pope’
Gabriela Michetti, newly elected vice-president of Argentina, is regarded as “one of the top five” politicians closest to Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio. Analyst Fernando Farias said Michetti was “very religious” and predicted improved Church-state relations.
South Korean Church makes deal with North
The Church in South Korea has said it has reached an agreement with North Korea to send priests to the country on “a regular basis” in a breakthrough in relations.
African bishops praise carers of Aids sufferers
The bishops of Africa and Madagascar have praised the efforts of Aids carers, saying they provide an example of unconditional love.
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