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Pope Francis hands senior Vatican role to a woman for the first time

Pope Francis hands senior Vatican role to a woman for the first time

Pope Francis has appointed a woman to the role of the Secretariat of State for the Vatican, making her the first female to hold such a senior management position in the Catholic Church. Francesca Di Giovanni, 66, has been given the role after working inside the Vatican as a lawyer …

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Clare politician plays down fears of Iranian revenge attack on Trump’s Irish golf course

Clare politician plays down fears of Iranian revenge attack on Trump’s Irish golf course

An Irish politician has played down fears that Donald Trump’s Doonbeg Golf Course could be caught in the crossfire in the war between Donald Trump and Iran. International tensions are at an all-time high following the recent killing of Iran’s military leader General Soleimani at the order of President Trump.

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Pope calls on people to turn their backs on ‘god of money’

Pope calls on people to turn their backs on ‘god of money’

Pope Francis has encouraged the public to turn its back “the god of money” and focus on serving those less fortunate. The Pope was speaking at St Peter’s Basilica to mark the Feast of the Epiphany which signals the official end to the Christmas celebrations.

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Incredibly skillful dog can play Jenga

Incredibly skillful dog can play Jenga

An incredibly talented dog has showcased her skills online as she plays the delicate block balancing game Jenga with her owner. This has to be seen to be believed as the dog accurately follows the rules of the game by removing one of the blocks at a time without causing …

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Niall Horan reads out ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in several different accents

Niall Horan reads out ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in several different accents

Irish music star Niall Horan was a guest on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show and treated viewers to a reading of the classic tale ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The One Direction singer added his own sense of fun to the performance as he read out each line in a …

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Irish people travel further than most to get home for Christmas

Irish people travel further than most to get home for Christmas

Irish people living in Europe travel further to get back home for Christmas than any other nation – except the Portuguese. That is according to Mastercard who surveyed 10,000 people from 19 different European counties to find out about their festive travel routines.

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Pope Francis slams exploitation of women and children

Pope Francis slams exploitation of women and children

Pope Francis spoke to a mass crowd in Thailand and condemned the exploitation of women and children for prostitution in the country. The 82-year-old said Mass in front of tens of thousands of Roman Catholics in Bangkok’s National Stadium.

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