5th August 2021

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Pope Francis includes Spain as ‘problematic’, calling for dialogue and peace

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Pope Francis has called for ‘dialogue and peace’ in Spain, including it amongst ‘problematic’ countries – yet without directly mentioning the Catalan political crisis. During an in-flight
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Focus: the on-going challenge of moving Franco’s remains

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Although Franco died over four decades ago, in 1975, the task of trying to manage the legacy of the dictator who ruled Spain for 40 years
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Spanish victims of church sex abuse speak out

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A trickle of accusations of sexual abuse against priests in schools and seminaries is starting to erode the wall of silence in Catholic Spain, whose
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Spanish artist defaces Franco tomb

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A Spanish artist, Enrique Terneiro, painted a red dove and the slogan ‘For Freedom‘ on Francisco Franco’s tomb on Wednesday, at the vast mausoleum near Madrid where
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Vatican backs Spain’s search for Franco reburial

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The Vatican said Tuesday it agreed with Spain’s efforts to find an alternative to the Madrid cathedral as a place to rebury late dictator Francisco