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Belgian King reiterates regrets for colonial past in Congo but no apology

DRC Belgiums King Philippe and Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshiseked

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoReuters Belgium’s King Philippe reaffirmed his deepest regrets on Wednesday for the exploitation, racism and acts of violence during his country’s colonisation of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but again stopped short of formally apologising. Philippe became the first Belgian official two years ago to express regret for colonisation, and some […]

Pope uses mask, sanitiser as he appeals for public health

Pope Francis facemask

Vatican City AP Pope Francis wore a face mask and used hand sanitiser Wednesday as he appealed for the faithful to look out for the health of others as well as themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. Francis took off the mask as his car pulled into the San Damaso courtyard inside the Apostolic Palace, where […]