Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

2018-02-19 20:09

Pope Francis has backed down and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his Ahiara diocese

Vatican tries to defuse scandal, says pope meets victims

2018-02-15 17:58

The Vatican is confirming that Pope Francis frequently meets with victims of sex abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

Pope urges end to violence against women

2018-01-21 13:28

Pope Francis on Saturday urged Latin America's faithful to fight rampant violent crime against women including murder, while holding mass in Trujillo, Peru's largest northern city.

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

2018-01-18 22:20

Pope Francis has performed the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants on a flight in Chile.

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

2018-01-17 13:02

Pope Francis has met with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologised for the "irreparable damage" they suffered.

3 Chile churches firebombed, president calls for 'respect'

2018-01-13 09:02

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is asking the country to receive Pope Francis in a "climate of respect", hours after three Roman Catholic churches were firebombed and a note left at the scene threatening the pontiff.

Pope Francis urges peace and understanding for migrants

2018-01-01 23:08

Pope Francis used his New Year homily to urge peace and understanding for migrants and refugees.

Pope Francis pleads for refugees at Christmas Eve mass

2017-12-25 07:07

Pope Francis has strongly defended refugees at his Christmas Eve mass, urging the world not to ignore the plight of people who are "driven from their land" because of leaders willing to shed "innocent blood".

Pope donates to help feed South Sudan's hungry

2017-12-04 20:57

The leaders of South Sudan's Roman Catholic Church are calling on the pope to visit this war-torn nation

Pope calls refugees 'Rohingya' after emotional meeting in Dhaka

2017-12-02 09:41

Pope Francis has referred to refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh as "Rohingya", using the politically sensitive name for the persecuted minority for the first time.


Vatican revives pope's sexual abuse panel

2018-02-18 09:24

The Vatican says it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests.

Pope targets corruption in politics ahead of final Peru mass

2018-01-22 17:14

Pope Francis took a tough stand against political corruption and wrapped up his Latin American trip with a mass at an air base before more than a million faithful.

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

2018-01-19 11:06

Victims of a notorious Chilean pedophile priest are outraged that Pope Francis accused them of slander.

Pope denounces indigenous violence in Chile Mass

2018-01-17 21:41

Pope Francis has denounced the use of violence to achieve political gains in his visit to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

2018-01-13 17:06

Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru.

Laurent Monsengwo, DRC's combative cardinal

2018-01-11 17:31

A 78-year-old prelate is likely to play a key role this year in shaping the future of one of Africa's most important and volatile states.

Pope laments 'winds of war' blowing around the world

2017-12-25 23:03

Lamenting "the winds of war" blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East.

Pope orders probe into finances of top Honduran adviser

2017-12-23 22:07

The Vatican is confirming Pope Francis ordered an investigation into alleged financial and other irregularities in the diocese of one of his top advisers, Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

2017-12-02 14:50

Pope Francis has wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

'Who is the pope?' ask Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

2017-11-30 23:31

The plight of Rohingya refugees is the backdrop to Pope Francis' landmark visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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