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 Francis laments deaths of students

2015-04-05 08:45

Pope Francis has denounced the massacres of Christians in many parts of the world, expressing his sorrow over the deaths of nearly 150 students in Kenya.

Muslim family carves chair for Pope Francis

2015-03-30 19:08

Salem Hajdarovac didn't sleep for a whole week when he heard his workshop had been granted the honour of carving a special chair that Pope Francis will sit on during his visit to Bosnia.

Pope finally gets his pizza - albeit hand-delivered

2015-03-23 21:13

Pope Francis, who recently lamented he can't slip out and get a pizza like he used to, finally got a pie - albeit one hand-delivered to his popemobile.

Neapolitan bishop claims 'half miracle' while pope is in town

2015-03-21 22:10

The archbishop of Naples has claimed that the dried blood of the city's patron saint began to turn liquid in an ampoule while Pope Francis was in the cathedral where the relic is stored.

Pope helps shed light on notorious Italy murder

2015-03-07 16:00

Pope Francis is breaking decades of Vatican silence to help Italy shed light on one of its most notorious crimes, the 1970's murder of former premier Aldo Moro, the Corriere della Sera daily says.


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.

Pizza-loving Pope piles on the pounds

2015-04-02 21:34

Pizza-loving Pope Francis has been told to cut down and exercise more, reports said as the pontiff made the latest in a string of allusions to feeling weary.

Pope prays for Alps plane crash victims

2015-03-29 21:18

Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash, as French authorities say they are making progress recovering the bodies of those killed in the crash.

Pope: Earth's water must be protected

2015-03-22 17:02

Pope Francis is encouraging the world to ensure its water supplies are protected and available to all.

Pope to wash feet of prisoners at Rome prison

2015-03-11 18:09

Pope Francis will perform the pre-Easter foot-washing ritual at Rome's main prison this year.

Pope: The elderly are not aliens

2015-03-04 17:49

Pope Francis has urged his followers at his weekly prayer to show affection and respect for the elderly, saying they must not be treated as "aliens".

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