Polish parliament houses vial of pope's blood

2015-10-16 18:30

A vial containing pope John Paul II's blood has been installed in the Polish parliament's chapel for the veneration of devout Catholic lawmakers.

Vatican denies the pope exorcised demon

2013-05-21 20:38

The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis has performed an exorcism after a television channel showed footage of the pontiff blessing a boy in a wheelchair showed he had.

Clergy abuse victims try to sway pope vote

2013-03-12 08:06

The victims of sex abuse by Catholic clergymen have tried to ensure that the papal vote doesn't go to anyone they accuse of helping cover up the scandal.

Vatican pre-conclave talks begin

2013-03-04 09:00

Catholic cardinals have begun talks ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope, following Benedict XVI's historic resignation.

US journalist set to clean Vatican image

2012-06-25 20:34

A scandal-hit Vatican, struggling to combat years of bad press, has hired American Fox News correspondent to modernise a communications strategy tainted by blunders in the past.


Bishops told to get out of churches

2013-07-27 22:48

Pope Francis has told bishops from around the world to to get out of their churches and preach, have courage to find outcasts

Pope begins reign with grand ceremony

2013-03-19 12:27

Pope Francis has knelt at the tomb of St Peter and donned a ring symbolising his new papal powers at his inauguration as thousands of pilgrims cheered Latin America's first pontiff.

Rome braces for conclave crowd

2013-03-10 17:41

Officials in the Vatican are facing a huge challenge getting ready for the enclave of cardinals to choose a new pope and his installation ceremony afterwards.

Ouattara meets pope after dissolving govt

2012-11-16 22:33

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has met with Pope Benedict XVI amid heightened security, two days after he dissolved the government after a falling out between the ruling parties.

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