Alice Ritchie
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Pope Francis dismisses US bishop who was prominent critic
by Alice Ritchie - November 12, 2023 - 1:17pm
Pope Francis on Saturday dismissed US bishop Joseph Strickland, a prominent conservative who had repeatedly criticized his papacy, following concerns over the clergyman's leadership and governance.
Pope to publish follow-up to landmark climate text
by Alice Ritchie - October 2, 2023 - 4:42pm
The short follow-up to the 2015 encyclical "Laudato Si" ("Praise Be To You") comes just weeks before the next round of UN climate talks kick off in Dubai amid warnings that the world is perilously off course...
Italian PM admits she hoped to do 'better' on migration
by Alice Ritchie - September 25, 2023 - 9:41am
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has admitted she had hoped to do "better" on controlling irregular migration, which has surged since her far-right party won historic elections a year ago.
After pizza, prayer and baptisms, Pope set to leave hospital Saturday
by Alice Ritchie - April 1, 2023 - 6:48am
Pope Francis paid a surprise visit to children in a cancer ward on Friday, even baptizing a baby, as he prepared to leave the hospital where he has been undergoing treatment for three days.
Hospitalized Pope Francis improving after antiobiotics for bronchitis — Vatican
by Alice Ritchie - March 31, 2023 - 8:48am
Pope Francis has bronchitis but is showing a "marked improvement" after being treated with antibiotics and could be discharged from hospital "in the coming days", medical staff said Thursday.
Pope spends 'good night' in hospital after breathing issues
by Alice Ritchie - March 30, 2023 - 6:59pm
Pope Francis spent a calm night in hospital, a Vatican source said Thursday, a day after the 86-year-old was admitted with breathing difficulties and diagnosed with a respiratory infection.
Pope Francis to lead ex-pontiff Benedict's funeral
by Alice Ritchie - January 5, 2023 - 10:17am
Pope Francis will preside over the funeral of his predecessor Benedict XVI at the Vatican, an unprecedented event in modern times expected to draw tens of thousands of people.
Pope Francis leads final farewell to Benedict XVI before thousands
by Alice Ritchie - January 5, 2023 - 8:50am
Pope Francis led the funeral of his predecessor Benedict XVI on Thursday in front of tens of thousands of mourners in St Peter's Square, an event unprecedented in modern times.
One dead, others still missing in landslide on Italian island
by Alice Ritchie - November 27, 2022 - 9:43am
One woman died and around a dozen other people were still missing Saturday after heavy rains caused a landslide on the Italian island of Ischia, officials and emergency services said.
Ex-pope Benedict XVI asks for forgiveness over sex abuse scandal
by Alice Ritchie - February 9, 2022 - 9:03am
"I can only express to all the victims of sexual abuse my profound shame, my deep sorrow and my heartfelt request for forgiveness," the 94-year-old said in a letter published by the Vatican.
G20 disappoints on key climate target as eyes turn to Glasgow
by Alice Ritchie - November 1, 2021 - 8:31am
In a final communique, the G20 reaffirmed its support for the goals in the landmark 2015 Paris climate accords, to keep "the global average temperature increase well below 2 degrees and to pursue efforts to limit...
G20 under pressure to deliver on climate ahead of UN talks
by Alice Ritchie - October 31, 2021 - 3:21pm
The Group of 20 major economies emit nearly 80% of carbon emissions, and a promise of action would provide a much-needed boost to COP26 climate talks starting in Glasgow on Sunday.
G20 leaders agree to step up Afghan humanitarian effort
by Alice Ritchie - October 13, 2021 - 7:04am
The European Union opened the talks by pledging one billion euros ($1.2-billion), including money for urgent humanitarian needs and Afghanistan's neighbours who were taking in Afghans fleeing the Taliban.
British virus death toll now world's third-worst
by Alice Ritchie - April 30, 2020 - 8:47am
Britain's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 26,097 on Wednesday — the second-highest in Europe behind Italy and third-highest in the world -—as the government took into account fatalities...
British PM in intensive care as virus toll soars
by Alice Ritchie - April 7, 2020 - 8:09am
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care Monday as his condition worsened in a battle with the coronavirus, as the death toll from the pandemic hit grim new highs in Europe and the United...
Prince Charles' wife Camilla tests negative for COVID-19
by Alice Ritchie - March 26, 2020 - 11:37am
The disclosure about the future king, whose age puts him in the most-risk category for the disease, came as Britain said there were more than 8,000 cases of COVID-19 and 422 deaths as of Tuesday.
New era for divided Britain as it leaves EU
by Alice Ritchie - February 1, 2020 - 9:50am
Britain on Friday ended almost half a century of European Union membership, making a historic exit after years of bitter arguments to chart its own uncertain path in the world.
Parliament deals British PM Brexit blow before suspension
by Alice Ritchie - September 10, 2019 - 9:31am
British MPs rejected a second attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday to call an early election to break the Brexit deadlock, in a final show of defiance before he controversially suspends parliament...
UK teen runaway who joined IS 'wants to come home'
by Alice Ritchie - February 14, 2019 - 5:12pm
A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.
Campaign for second Brexit vote takes a hit
by Alice Ritchie - February 8, 2019 - 12:19am
Only a few months ago, crowds of protesters marched through London to demand a second Brexit referendum. But just weeks before Britain is due to leave the EU, the momentum has stalled.
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