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China attends organ trafficking meeting

A Chinese delegation has attended a Vatican conference on organ trafficking for a second year, as Beijing tries to reassure Rome ahead of a possible diplomatic agreement. China claims to have reformed its organ donation system – a claim activists dispute.

First concert to go live from Sistine Chapel

The Vatican has permitted a concert to be live-streamed from the Sistine Chapel. Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater will take place on April 22. It will then be on the Classic FM website.

Pope ‘asks accused cardinal to stay on’

Pope Francis has reportedly refused the resignation of Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, 75, who faces allegations of financial mismanagement, which he denies.