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Stories with person: George Pell
  • Pope gets signed cricket bat after Anglican-Vatican rematch 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 1:08 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has received an unusual gift aimed at boosting relations between the Catholic and Anglican churches: A cricket bat signed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and his team following their recent rematch with the Vatican's XI on Rome's Campanelle grounds.

  • Pope pens letter hinting at power struggles during reform 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 2:37 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Just days after closing a contentious meeting of bishops from around the world, Pope Francis turned his attention Tuesday to more domestic but equally contentious affairs.