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Vatican attack plot revealed

2015-04-24 21:04

Italian prosecutors say terror suspects sought in Italy had plotted an attack against the Vatican.

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 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.

Vatican receives ransom demand for letters

2015-03-08 22:01

The Vatican says it has received a ransom demand for the return of two rare documents written by Renaissance master Michelangelo.

Pope denounces 'intolerable brutality'

2015-03-01 20:20

Pope Francis has denounced the "intolerable brutality" being inflicted by the Islamic State's militants on Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria.

Pope decries beheading of Egyptian Christians

2015-02-16 16:19

Pope Francis has expressed deep sadness for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, departing from the script of an address to emphasise the unity of all Christians regardless of their sect.

Work wraps up on Vatican showers, barber shop for homeless

2015-02-06 18:07

Vatican showers, barber soon to open for homeless; 'kit' includes soap, deodorant, razor

Pope to clergy: Never cover up child abuse

2015-02-05 15:58

Pope Francis has sent Catholic clergy a powerful reminder of their duty to stamp out sexual abuse of children by priests, warning that they must never let a fear of scandal lead to cover-ups.

Pope: Learn to talk to one another again

2015-01-23 14:23

Pope Francis is urging families to put aside their iPhones and Twitter feeds and learn to talk to one another again.

Pope Francis will meet the Dalai Lama soon

2015-01-20 10:44

Pope Francis has left the door open to a meeting with the Dalai Lama, denying that he refused to receive the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader over fears of upsetting China.

 

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.

Vatican mum over gay French diplomat

2015-04-11 13:25

Three months after appointing an openly gay diplomat as France's ambassador to the Vatican, Paris is still waiting for a reply.

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 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.

Pope, Merkel discuss Ukraine, poverty

2015-02-21 16:41

Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the conflict in Ukraine and the fight against poverty during a private audience at the Vatican.

Pope calls for absolute transparency

2015-02-12 19:50

Pope Francis, starting two days of closed-door meetings with the world's Roman Catholic cardinals, has called for greater efficiency and transparency in the Church's troubled central administration, the Curia.

Pope gives brolleys to homeless

2015-02-05 22:18

Some 300 umbrellas from the lost property office of the Vatican Museums have been donated to the homeless.

Haircuts, shaves and showers for Vatican's homeless

2015-01-29 22:45

The Vatican will offer homeless people in Rome not only showers but also haircuts and shaves when new facilities open, the head of Pope Francis' charity office says.

Pope backtracks after ‘like rabbits’ comment

2015-01-21 15:51

Pope Francis has praised families with many children, two days after controversially suggesting that Catholics do not need to breed ‘like rabbits’.

Pope defends church teaching against birth control

2015-01-16 20:30

Pope Francis has issued his strongest defence yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception, using a rally in the Philippines to urge families to be ‘sanctuaries of respect for life’.

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