Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuses

2014-04-11 14:57

Pope Francis has personally asked forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests - the first time he has made such an apology since being elected last year.

Francis pays tribute to Benedict

2013-03-15 14:00

Pope Francis has paid a heartfelt tribute to his predecessor Benedict XVI, saying his faith and teaching had "enriched and invigorated" the Catholic Church.

Pope to start tweeting

2012-12-03 19:30

Pope Benedict XVI will join soon Twitter, with regular tweets in eight languages from the account @pontifex.


Pope defends Church’s actions against sex abuse

2014-03-05 13:06

Pope Francis has defended the Catholic Church's record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying "no-one else has done more" to root out paedophilia.

Pope prays for US shooting victims

Pope Benedict said he was "deeply saddened by Friday's senseless violence in Newtown, Connecticut". Watch.

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