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The Vatican Radio has carried the voice of the pope to far-flung corners of the world in dozens of languages. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Pope Francis was among those, who paid tribute to the broadcaster
  • The radio was set up by Pope Pius XI after the Vatican City State was established in 1929
  • The next pontiff, Pius XII, took to its microphones to evoke the horrors of the Holocaust in 1942

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Pope Francis has recognised the "heroic virtues" of Professor Jerome Lejeune. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Professor Jerome Lejeune will be beatified in the future, provided that the Vatican attributes a miracle to him
  • Beatification is one step removed from sainthood
  • Lejeune in 1958 discovered that Down's syndrome sufferers are born with an extra chromosome

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The Pope is often seen without a mask. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Pope Francis limited his interaction with the public since the virus first swept Italy last year
  • There are concerns about how he would cope if he was infected given his medical history 
  • Media reports suggested Pope Francis received the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine

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The pontiff posted a hopeful message on Twitter earlier today. (Photo credit: AP/ PTI)

  • Pope Francis was administered the coronavirus vaccine as per reports
  • Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni had said earlier that the Vatican's vaccination campaign had begun
  • On Sunday, the personal doctor of Pope Francis died due to difficulties form COVID-19

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Pope Francis has been reluctant to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • It is not clear when the doctor was last in contact with Pope Francis
  • The pope has said that he will be in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine shot
  • In December last year, two cardinals close to Francis contracted the disease

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On Wednesday, a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters breached the US Capitol building. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • "Violence is always like this," Pope Francis said he recent interview
  • He was "amazed" by the violence as US is "so disciplined in democracy"
  • The Pope implied such an incident was indeed required to make the problem evident

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The Vatican said that Pope Francis will not be able to celebrate New Year's masses due to his sciatica. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Vatican said Pope Francis is suffering from hip pain
  • The dean of the College of Cardinals, will celebrate the vespers on Thursday
  • Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin will preside over the New Year's Day mass

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Pope Francis delivered his annual 'Urbi et Orbi' message on Friday. (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • Pope Francis said fraternity is important 'at this moment in history'
  • He also spoke about the plight of children in war-torn countries
  • The Vatican said earlier this week that the pope will visit Iraq in March

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Pope Francis is known for his love of getting close to the faithful. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is in charge of the Pope's charities
  • Italian cardinal Giuseppe Bertello is the president of the governorate
  • Pope Francis is considered particularly at risk of complications if he contracts coronavirus

Pope Francis cuddles a baby as he exchanges holidays greeting with Vatican employees on Monday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Pope recognised the struggle of people during the pandemic
  • The Vatican has been paying full time wages to everyone throughout the pandemic
  • He called the social injustice, inequality and marginalisation a 'larger virus'