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Kashifa  Sithole

Kashifa Sithole

Freelance journalist

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No, Pope Francis not arrested

On 9 January 2021, viewers of the Vatican City’s live news feed on YouTube reported there was a brief electricity blackout at the Vatican. The Vatican City is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and home to Pope Francis, the global head of the church since 2013. Claims that Francis h...

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