I warned that the EFF's total disregard for the rules would cause serious problems in years to come, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Pope Francis is to release a much-anticipated text about the Amazon, which is not expected to open up the priesthood to married men in the region despite an appeal from a historic Vatican meeting of bishops last year.
Pope Francis on Saturday praised fishermen cleaning up polluted seas by collecting the rubbish caught in their nets and bringing it back to land to dispose of it.
The image of a visibly annoyed Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer as he walked by Catholic faithful on New Year's Eve instantly went viral on social media.
At least 175 children were sexually assaulted by priests belonging to an ultra-conservative Mexican branch of the Roman Catholic Church, according to an internal report published Saturday.
Pope Francis arrives in Japan on Saturday, where he is expected to deliver a robust anti-nuclear message of peace in the only country to have suffered an atomic bomb attack.
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Pope Francis's economic adviser denies reports that the Vatican was at risk of default, saying the allegations were part of a campaign to discredit the pontiff.
An estimated one million people gathered at Madagascar's Soamandrakizay stadium in the capital on Sunday to hear Pope Francis say mass on the second leg of his three-nation African tour.
Travelling nearly 2 000km by motorbike, train, car and plane over four days to see Pope Francis may seem gruelling, but for pilgrim Davide Hilario the trek was simply a reaffirmation of his Catholic faith.
Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
A report delves into the methods being used by the Vatican to try 'cure' child abusers in the clergy and the controversies surrounding them.
Pope Francis warned a nun not to bite him in a joking reference to his run-in with an overly zealous pilgrim last week which saw him slap the woman's hand.
Pope Francis ushered in Christmas celebrations for the world's 1.3 billion Catholics on Tuesday, saying the celebration of Jesus's birth reminded humanity how "God continues to love us all, even the worst of us".
Priests can no longer cite papal secrecy in abuse cases, the Vatican says, the latest move by Pope Francis to combat silence surrounding paedophilia in the Roman Catholic church.
Pope Francis has led an impassioned mass for tens of thousands of emotional worshippers at a packed Bangkok stadium , urging respect for prostitutes and trafficking victims in a part of the world where sex work is rampant.
Catholic nuns taking part in a three-week Vatican assembly on the Amazon have urged Pope Francis to allow them to vote on the final document Saturday.
Pope Francis paid the island of Mauritius a visit and used a Nissan NP300 as his method of transport.
Pope Francis, on the first full day of his visit to Mozambique, has heaped praise on a peace deal between government and rebels and offered solidarity to victims of two devastating cyclones.
Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
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.
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