Pope Francis reappeared on Friday after chronic sciatic pain forced him to miss New Year's celebrations, making no mention of his ailment as he delivered his traditional appeal for world peace. Megan Revell reports.
Pope Francis has ushered in 2021 with a traditional Angelus blessing from thepapal library, pushing through nerve pain that forced him to skip new yearceremonies in St Peter’s Basilica. The Pope appeared relaxed as he stood at alectern in the Apostolic Palace wishing the faithful watching via video “ayear of peace, a year of hope”. He smiled into the camera as he repeated hiscustomary sign-off, “don’t forget to pray for me”, and wishing everyone “agood lunch”.
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Argentina's Senate voted on Wednesday to legalize abortion, a first for a big country in Latin America and a triumph for women's rights campaigners achieved over the visceral objection of the Catholic Church. Emer McCarthy reports.