Irish President Higgins meets Pope at Vatican

The president of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday. Mr Higgins presented the Pope with with gold and white bell, to symbolise a “call to action on climate change”. The leaders discussed migration and the environment.

Trump nomination of Gingrich confirmed

President Donald Trump has formally nominated Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the US ambassador to the Holy See.

Police arrest 68 in migrant charity probe

Italian police have arrested 68 members of a Catholic volunteer group, Mercy, which works with migrants. Mafia links are alleged.

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