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The reportedly told the woman 'A divorcee who takes communion is not doing anything wrong'

Pope Francis reportedly told a woman "living in sin" with a divorced man that she is free to take Holy Communion, in what appears to be a significant departure from Catholic teaching.

Jacqui Lisbona, who is from the Pope's homeland of Argentina, wrote to the Jesuit pontiff to tell him that she had been refused Communion by her local priest, who objected to the fact that she was married to a previously divorced man.

Prohibited from marrying in church, they had instead opted for a civil ceremony.
"[The priest] told me that every time I went home, I was going back to living in sin," she said.
In her letter, Mrs Lisbona, who has two teenage daughters with her current husband after 19 years of marriage, said she was worried that if she did take Communion – perhaps in a church where she was not known to the priest - she would be "violating Church rules".

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Liverpool's £100 million stadium redesign will see Anfield expand to a 53,250 capacity

This is Anfield 2016 - Liverpool unveil stadium designs

 

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Centre of attention: Former world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs poses for the cameras at a press conference previewing Wladimir Klitschko's upcoming fight with Alex Lepai in Dusseldorf, Germany

Centre of attention: Former world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs poses for the cameras at a press conference previewing Wladimir Klitschko's upcoming fight with Alex Lepai in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Football fans have been spooked by a ghostly apparition that appears to run through fans during a match in Bolivia. The unexplained silhouette runs quickly through the stands during a game in Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, last week.

The footage was captured on television as it made its way through the crowd. To add to the sense of mystery, disappears from view without a trace.

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Barcelona have been cleared to buy and sell players this summer after FIFA suspended its transfer ban on the club.

The Spanish champions were given the 14-month ban after being found guilty of breaching rules on signing international players under the age of 18.

A FIFA statement said: "The chairman of the FIFA appeal committee considered that the appeal lodged by the club is to be granted suspensive effect."

Barca have been linked with Borussia Monchengladbach keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, while they also agreed a deal to sign 17-year-old Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic.

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AnAfricanCity

An African city is a web-series that follows the lives of five women who left the West to return to the motherland in order to pursue bigger and better opportunities.

Similar to the HBO hit series, Sex & the City, these women are beautiful, stylish and accomplished, but their love lives are always in shambles.

The roles of the vibrant young women are played by Esasa E, Maame Adjei, Maame Yaa Boafo, Nana Mensah and Marie Humbert.

Writer and Creator, Nicole Amarteifo, and Executive Producer, Millie Monyo, wanted to present a side of Africa viewers have never seen before.

"It was an absolute inspiration, and honestly we welcome Sex & the City comparisons," Monyo told NPR's Michel Martin. She continued, "these are the stories of these women who are dynamic, running around New York City (referring to Sex & the City), and why can't we have that in Africa? Why can't we have that on our continent? Why can't we have that in Ghana, in Accra?"

Watch Episode 1 one the series below.

 

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She's the one: The magazine have announced their 'Most Beautiful' person of 2014
 
Last year was a phenomenal time for relatively-unknown actress Lupita Nyong’o, starring in her first feature film, 12 Years A Slave.
But it looks like 2014 is going to trounce last year with, not only an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress under her belt, but the 31-year-old being given the title of People magazine’s Most Beautiful woman.
 
Stunning: It's not hard to see why the actress was given the title as she poses for a picture
 
 
The shoot: The star took part in a shoot ready for the announcement of her new title
 
 

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Miss Luba, Agnes Genoveva Cheba Abe (21), was proclaimed the winner of Miss Equatorial Guinea 2014 this past weekend. She will represent Equatorial Guinea at Miss World 2014 later this year. The first runner-up was Maria Dolores Angue who competed as Miss Mongomo. The second runner-up was Miss Ebebiyin, Sandra Esono Obono.