Pope Francis orders priests and nuns to report sex abuse

2019-05-10 12:04

The Roman Catholic Church's approximately one million clergy must report all suspicions of sexual abuse by church leaders at any and all levels, Pope Francis has ordered.

Pope tells Moroccans 'we are brothers and sisters'

2019-03-31 20:00

Pope Francis has sought to encourage greater Christian-Muslim dialogue during his first trip to Morocco, telling his flock that showing the country's Muslim majority they are part of the same human family will help stamp out extremism.

Pope meets Jewish group, decries "depraved" antisemitism

2019-03-08 22:48

Pope Francis is denouncing the "depraved hatred" behind a wave of anti-Semitic attacks in parts of the world and says interfaith dialogue can help counter it.

Pope: Vatican next year to open archives on wartime Pius XII

2019-03-04 21:31

Pope Francis says he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been accused by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust.

Sex abuse survivors describe horrors to world's bishops

2019-02-21 17:25

Survivors of clerical paedophilia related their traumatic experiences to the world's top bishops at a landmark summit at the Vatican on the protection of minors.

WATCH: Pope in historic visit to UAE to highlight religious freedom

2019-02-04 08:40

Pope Francis has opened a historic visit to UAE by meeting with federation's leader and a group of Muslim elders. WATCH.

WATCH: Being 'cool' not enough, pope tells young people in Panama

2019-01-25 19:24

Pope Francis told a global gathering of young Catholics on Thursday that meaningful service was key to attracting a new generation of faithful, rather than trying to make the Church more "fun" or "cool".

WATCH: Pope Francis urges peace in Christmas message

2018-12-25 21:24

"My wish for a happy Christmas is a wish for fraternity," Pope Francis says in his annual Christmas message.

Pope Francis to visit UAE in historic trip to the Gulf

2018-12-07 08:12

Pope Francis will make a historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announces.

Pope urges charity when churches are sold, reused

2018-11-30 05:30

The Vatican and bishops from Europe and beyond have developed proposed guidelines for the sale or reuse of Catholic Churches to help ensure that they retain their cultural heritage and serve the good of the community, not commerce.


PIC: Pope kisses feet of South Sudan's leaders to encourage peace

2019-04-12 11:20

Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of South Sudan's rival leaders on Thursday, in an unprecedented act of humbleness to close a two-day retreat for the African leaders.

Pope Francis gives cycling a mixed blessing

2019-03-09 16:19

Pope Francis has praised cycling for the value it places on discipline and courage, but warned that the sport can become tainted by doping, dishonesty and corruption.

WATCH: How the world is marking women's day

2019-03-08 19:44

Marches, protests, strikes and studies - people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to to obtain equality.

Pope compares child sex abuse to 'human sacrifice', vows action

2019-02-24 22:01

Pope Francis has vowed to tackle every single case of sexual abuse by priests in the Roman Catholic Church, comparing paedophilia to "human sacrifice".

Pope opens sex abuse summit amid outcry from survivors

2019-02-21 13:26

Pope Francis has warned bishops that the Catholic faithful are demanding more than just condemnation of clergy sex abuse but concrete action to respond to the scandal.

Pope reaffirms priest celibacy but makes case for exception

2019-01-29 07:37

Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for priests but says older, married men could be ordained in remote communities where priests are in short supply.

Pope mourns Mediterranean shipwrecks that claimed 170 lives

2019-01-20 19:06

Pope Francis has decried the loss of 170 lives of migrants recently in the Mediterranean Sea.

Pope removes 2 scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle

2018-12-12 19:27

Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandals.

WATCH: Pope to gay clergy: Stay celibate or get out

2018-12-03 19:37

Pope Francis has issued one of his clearest statements to date on homosexual priests and nuns. The pontiff says they should resign rather than lead a double life.

WATCH: Child runs onstage during Pope's address to Vatican audience hall

2018-11-29 08:39

A young Argentinian boy broke free of his mother's clutches to play with Pope Francis during a Vatican audience, much to the pontiff's delight.

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