Pope calls for quick accord to end DRC violence

2017-02-19 16:30

Pope Francis has urged leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo to act quickly to resolve its political crisis and curb violence, condemning in particular the use of child soldiers.

Pope Francis wades into US oil pipeline dispute

2017-02-16 08:08

Pope Francis has insisted that indigenous peoples must give prior consent for any economic activity on their ancestral lands in reference to the North Dakota oil pipeline.

Abbas opens Vatican mission

2017-01-14 22:07

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has warned that moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would "not help the peace process."

Pope in Christmas speech blasts Vatican

2016-12-22 21:06

Pope Francis is denouncing the resistance he's encountering in reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, saying some of it is inspired by the devil and that the prelates who work for him must undergo "permanent purification".

Pope to Egypt Copts: 'United in the blood of our martyrs'

2016-12-12 15:02

Pope Francis has phoned the Coptic patriarch of Egypt to offer his condolences for the 25 Christians killed in a church bombing in Cairo.

'Phantom' pilgrims fail to bring cash to Vatican

2016-11-18 21:06

The Vatican's Jubilee Year was supposed to draw 20 million Catholics to Rome, where hotels and restaurants were rubbing their hands with glee, but they failed to materialise.

Vatican: No more scattering of cremation ashes

2016-10-25 15:49

The Vatican has published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home, but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place.

Pope opens private summer apartments to tourists

2016-10-15 09:03

Who needs a summer palace? Not Pope Francis, who has renounced the delights of Castel Gandolfo outside Rome and opened his private apartments to tourists, the Vatican says.

Pope begs for immediate ceasefire in Syria

2016-10-12 15:55

Pope Francis appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, calling for "at least" a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault.

Pope: Teaching gender theory is indoctrination

2016-10-03 21:38

Pope Francis says that teaching children gender theory in schools was an "insidious indoctrination", even as he insisted he had always treated homosexuals and transgender persons with respect.


Pope worries about sexual abuse in Gaum

2017-02-16 09:51

The Vatican has sent a Rome-based cardinal who has clashed repeatedly with Pope Francis to the Pacific island of Guam to investigate a case of sexual abuse.

Pope urges prayers for unborn children under threat

2017-02-05 20:51

Pope Francis has urged the faithful to pray for unborn children threatened by "the termination of pregnancy" in a throwaway culture marked by falling birthrates.

Pope on sex abuse: Zero tolerance means just that

2017-01-02 21:30

Pope Francis has defended the Catholic Church's much-vaunted "zero tolerance" approach to abuse..

Pope's new mission... buying his own shoes

2016-12-21 17:46

Pope Francis has been the toast of social media after successfully completing his latest groundbreaking mission - popping out of the Vatican to buy himself some new footwear.

Pope extends permission on abortion forgiveness

2016-11-22 09:19

Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the "grave sin" of abortion, extending special permission he had granted in 2015 for the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy.

Pope names successor to Guam archbishop accused of sex abuse

2016-11-01 07:38

Pope Francis has tapped an American to succeed Guam's archbishop who is accused of sexually molesting altar boys.

Pope canonises Argentina's 'gaucho priest'

2016-10-16 16:40

Pope Francis has canonised Argentina's "gaucho priest", the poncho-wearing, mate-sipping pastor who rode his mule Malacara to the far-flung Argentine peripheries to minister to the poor.

Zim cleric 'petitions Pope Francis to excommunicate Mugabe'

2016-10-12 16:11

A Zimbabwean Pastor, Patrick Mugadza, of the #MugabeMustFall campaign has reportedly petitioned Pope Francis, asking him to "ex-communicate President Robert Mugabe" whom he accused of violating human rights.

Selfies and prayers as Pope visits Italy quake zone

2016-10-04 19:44

Pope Francis has paid a surprise visit to the Italian mountain communities devastated by an August earthquake, mixing poignant silent prayers amid the ruins with cheerful selfies alongside survivors.

Pope speeds path to sainthood for slain French priest

2016-10-03 07:23

Pope Francis has agreed to speed up the path to sainthood for French Catholic priest Jacques Hamel, murdered by two teenaged jihadists in July, Vatican sources say.

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