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Pope to visit Ireland in early 2019: church

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the country this year, but the Vatican is also considering making the pope’s visit to Ireland contingent on the Irish government fulfilling its obligations to provide financial aid to the Vatican, according to a Vatican source.The source, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the

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Lion charity institution redefines its status

A charity that caters to the homeless and poor, the Lion Foundation, has become one of the world’s most influential charities, with more than 100,000 people contributing more than £4bn to its work.The charity, founded by the late philanthropist Sir Malcolm Rifkind in 1977, has also received support from the government, with the Royal Society

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Lion charity institution in crisis

Three months ago, the Lion charity Institution of Charities was plunged into a crisis after its founder was charged with corruption and fraud in connection with his personal business.The charges were later dropped, but the institution’s reputation was badly damaged.The scandal exposed a culture of money-making that was widely seen as a threat to the