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Pope charmed by ‘undisciplined’ disabled child

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis praised the freedom albeit “undisciplined” of a disabled child who climbed onto the stage Wednesday to play during the pontiff’s general audience.

The Swiss Guards and Vatican gendarmes stood by Wednesday and gamely let 6-year-old Wenzel Wirth run around Francis as monsignors read out his catechism lesson in various languages in the Vatican audience hall.

Heir’s big birthday: 70 candles lined up for Prince Charles

LONDON — Prince Charles turns 70 Wednesday and is still heir to the throne a role he has served since he was a young child.

He’s not lacking in things to do and shows few signs of slowing down he is wealthy, extremely active in matters of great importance to him, and preparing to welcome his third grandchild into the world when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gives birth next spring.

Japanese Princess Ayako marries commoner at shrine ceremony

TOKYO — Japan’s Princess Ayako married a commoner in a ritual-filled ceremony Monday at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine.

Ayako and groom Kei Moriya were shown on national news walking slowly before guests at the shrine. The wedding took place in one of the pagoda-like buildings in the shrine complex and included an exchange of rings and a sharing of a cup of sake, according to Japanese media.