ARTICLES RELATING TO POPE FRANCIS

Irish gay marriage vote defeat for humanity - Vatican

59 minutes ago

The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a 'defeat for humanity', a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week's landmark referendum.

Chinese leader: Religions must be free of foreign influence

2015-05-21 13:38

China's president has warned in a key policy speech that religions must be independent from foreign influence, as the government asks domestic religious groups to pledge loyalty to the state.

Pope meets 'angel of peace' Abbas

2015-05-16 14:26

Pope Francis has met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, calling him "an angel of peace," days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine.

Pope says environmental sinners will answer to God

2015-05-12 21:21

Pope Francis has warned 'the powerful of the earth' they will answer to God if they fail to protect the environment to ensure the world can feed its population.

Man apologises after hanging up twice on pope

2015-04-30 21:03

An Italian man hung the phone up on Pope Francis twice thinking he was being pranked, but later apologised to him personally for his error.

Pope accepts resignation of US bishop who shielded abuse

2015-04-22 06:25

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a US bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected child abuser.

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

2015-04-18 19:55

Pope Francis has joined Italy in pressing the EU to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war.

Vatican plans legal action against sex abuse

2015-04-16 10:52

The Vatican is preparing to introduce legal procedures to establish the responsibilities of bishops and Catholic hierarchy found guilty of protecting priests who have sexually abused children.

Pope’s genocide claim encourages racism – Turkey PM

2015-04-13 14:51

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the pope’s remarks describing Armenians as the victims of "the first genocide of the 20th century" are wrong and encourage racism in Europe, according to dpa.

Pope calls on world to defend modern Christian martyrs

2015-04-06 16:59

Pope Francis has called on the world to give tangible help to persecuted Christians, after nearly 150 people were killed by Islamist militants in Kenya.

 

Pope's finance chief ready to appear at Australia child abuse inquiry

2015-05-27 11:43

Pope Francis’ finance chief says he is willing to give evidence at a child abuse inquiry in his native Australia, as the country’s most notorious paedophile priest gives evidence.

Pope Francis canonises 2 Palestinian women

2015-05-17 11:49

Pope Francis has named two Palestinian women as saints, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after the Vatican formalised its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine.

Vatican recognises state of Palestine

2015-05-13 19:52

The Vatican has officially recognised the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

Controversial friar to be made a saint

2015-05-06 15:02

Friar Junipero Serra, an 18th century Franciscan who brought Christianity to California and is accused by Native American groups of colonial crimes, will be made a saint, the Vatican says.

UN chief praises pope for framing climate in moral terms

2015-04-28 12:42

The UN chief has praised Pope Francis for framing climate change as an urgent moral imperative.

Armenians to mark 'genocide' centenary

2015-04-19 07:24

Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide.

Vatican drops takeover of US nuns

2015-04-16 19:05

The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its takeover of a US nun group in a major shift in tone under Francis.

Big sale for Pope iPad

2015-04-15 19:13

An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis has fetched $30 500 at an auction, with proceeds going to a school for the poor in Uruguay

Pope calls Armenian slaughter '1st genocide of 20th century'

2015-04-12 14:55

Pope Francis has called the Armenian slaughter by Ottomans the "first genocide of the 20th century".

Pope urges end to violence in Easter message

2015-04-05 17:51

Pope Francis has appealed for an end to "absurd violence" in hotspots around the world and said the international community must not stand by in the face of the tragedy in Syria and Iraq.

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