Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuses

2014-04-11 14:57

Pope Francis has personally asked forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests - the first time he has made such an apology since being elected last year.

Francis pays tribute to Benedict

2013-03-15 14:00

Pope Francis has paid a heartfelt tribute to his predecessor Benedict XVI, saying his faith and teaching had "enriched and invigorated" the Catholic Church.

Papal campaigning gets under way

2013-02-13 09:14

It's a political campaign like no other, with no declared candidates or front-runners and a strict taboo against openly gunning for the job.

Benedict quits after 8 years

2013-02-11 14:10

Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, says he will resign on 28 February because he no longer has the strength to fulfil the duties of his office.

Pope to start tweeting

2012-12-03 19:30

Pope Benedict XVI will join soon Twitter, with regular tweets in eight languages from the account @pontifex.

Pope laments God 'amnesia'

2011-08-19 13:22

Pope Benedict XVI has said modern society is suffering "amnesia" about God as he travelled to Spain's famed El Escorial monastery.


Pope defends Church’s actions against sex abuse

2014-03-05 13:06

Pope Francis has defended the Catholic Church's record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying "no-one else has done more" to root out paedophilia.

Pope begins week-long spiritual retreat

2013-02-18 14:01

Pope Benedict XVI has begun a week-long spiritual retreat out of the public eye ahead of his resignation, with the cardinal leading the prayers saying he hoped they would be an "oasis".

Controversial cardinal to help elect Pope

2013-02-12 08:18

A former Los Angeles Catholic archbishop who was stripped of public duties after being linked to child sex abuse has voiced his plans to participate in the selection of the next Pope.


Pope Benedict said he was "deeply saddened by Friday's senseless violence in Newtown, Connecticut". Watch.

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Pope's butler under house arrest in Vatican

2012-07-21 22:22

Pope Benedict XVI's butler was released from a Vatican cell and placed under house arrest as he awaits a ruling on whether he should stand trial for leaking confidential papers.

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