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Sex, lies and spies: Vatileaks plot thickens

2015-12-01 09:45

The Vatican's controversial trial of journalists and whistleblowers has been put on hold as new claims about sex, lies and spies gave the scandal an intriguing twist.

Vatican tries journalists for reporting on leaks

2015-11-24 15:58

The Vatican has put two journalists on trial for leaks in a 'Kafka-esque' process decried by media groups.

Pope readies for 'risky' Africa trip

2015-11-22 15:01

Pope Francis heads to Africa this week for the riskiest trip of his papacy, defying danger with an open-topped popemobile despite security fears following jihadist attacks.

Vatican: Would be nice if Mother Teresa made saint in 2016

2015-11-19 12:15

A Vatican official says it's too soon to say if Mother Teresa will be made a saint during the 2016 Holy Year of Mercy.

New 'VatiLeaks' scandal

2015-11-10 19:02

Pope Francis has insisted that the Catholic Church shun all temptations of power, prestige and money as he pressed his reform agenda amid a new scandal at the Vatican.

Vatican prelate detained for stealing confidential papal papers

2015-11-02 18:05

A Vatican official, who was snubbed for promotion last year, has been put in jail for leaking confidential papal papers to journalists, the Holy See says adding that a second person was also detained and later released.

Pope tells Roma: Live honestly, send kids to school

2015-10-26 19:01

Roma people should be guaranteed adequate schooling and living standards, but they should also live honestly and give people no excuse to harbour prejudices against them, Pope Francis says.

Pope's family synod

2015-10-20 05:28

It's now quite certain that Pope Francis' big summit on family issues won't endorse any changes to church doctrine on the church's teaching about homosexuality or whether civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion.

Pope claims 'greed is driving world to ruin'

2015-10-15 10:00

Pope Francis has called on the world to reject the 'idolatry of money', claiming that greed is driving societies to ruin.

Catholic bishops start divisive summit

2015-10-05 18:00

Pope Francis says Catholic Church leaders should not be afraid to thrash out their differences, as they embark on a three-week debate on the controversial question of whether to soften their stance towards divorcees and homosexuals.


Pope: Climate situation is 'borderline suicide'

2015-11-30 22:28

Pope Francis says it is "now or never" for the world community to hammer out a deal on climate change, warning the situation was "borderline suicide".

Drop VatiLeaks 2 case, the Vatican urged

2015-11-23 21:25

The Vatican should drop plans to try two journalists who obtained leaked documents from a papal reform committee, a media freedom watchdog says.

Pope Africa plans unchanged

2015-11-19 19:48

The Pope's Africa itinerary remains unchanged, but his top bodyguard is flying in early for a final check.

VatiLeaks journo won't give in to 'inquisition'

2015-11-17 10:21

Gianluigi Nuzzi, one of two Italian journalists facing a criminal probe over leaks from the Vatican, says he will defy a summons to be interrogated by Holy See prosecutors.

Vatican leaks reveal dirty dealings

2015-11-04 05:39

Wiretaps of the pope's private conversations allegedly recorded by a racy social climber and a Spanish prelate are rocking the Catholic Church.

Catholics call for decarbonisation by 2050

2015-10-26 20:01

Bishops have launched a global appeal for a break-through at the upcoming Paris climate talks, including a 'complete decarbonisation' of the world's economy.

Vatican denies report that the pope has a brain tumour

2015-10-21 09:39

The Vatican has denied an Italian media report that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumour.

Details of pope's whirlwind Africa tour

2015-10-17 15:51

Pope Francis will tour a Kenyan slum, meet with Muslims and evangelical Christians and visit a refugee camp in the conflict-torn Central African Republic during his first trip to Africa next month.

Africa bishops feel left out of Church synod: archbishop

2015-10-08 18:37

African cardinals and bishops taking part in a global Church summit on the family at the Vatican have complained it is Euro-centric, with not enough attention paid to issues that concern their parishes.

Pope says Church should not be 'museum of memories'

2015-10-05 13:34

Pope Francis has told a key Roman Catholic meeting on family issues that the Church should not be a hidebound 'museum of memories' but have the courage to change if that is what God wanted.

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