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WATCH | Paedophile priests in rehab: how the Vatican tries to 'cure' child abusers

2020-01-22 19:38

A report delves into the methods being used by the Vatican to try 'cure' child abusers in the clergy and the controversies surrounding them.

WATCH | Pope sorry for slapping woman twice: 'I apologise for bad behaviour'

2020-01-01 17:49

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.

Vatican seeks 'effective solutions' for Frenchman in vegetative state

2019-05-22 08:19

The Vatican has called for "effective solutions" to protect the life of a Frenchman living for years in a vegetative state, hours after a court told doctors to resume his life support.

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.

Vatican orders US bishops to delay sex abuse reforms

2018-11-13 12:10

The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay a vote, set to take place at their annual meeting, on measures to halt sexual abuse by priests.

Vatican magazine denounces nuns' servitude

2018-03-02 06:25

A Vatican magazine is denouncing how nuns are often treated like indentured servants by cardinals and bishops, for whom they cook and clean for next to no pay.

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 denounces 'indifference' on first 'World Day for the Poor'

2017-11-19 18:21

Pope Francis has called to fight indifference to poverty on what has been dubbed the first "World Day for the Poor" by the Catholic Church.

Vatican: New probe begun into sex at youth seminary

2017-11-18 22:31

The Vatican says a new investigation has been launched into allegations a future priest had sex with a fellow student at its youth seminary.

Pope warns of nuclear terror threat

2017-11-11 07:05

Pope Francis renews calls for global nuclear disarmament, warning that new technology had increased the risk of deadly weapons falling into the hands of terrorists.


Pope's slapping incident: Where was the pontiff's security detail?

2020-01-02 22:18

Pope Francis's attempt to wrest himself from the grasp of an ardent follower have left some asking - where was the pontiff's security detail?

The Vatican out of money? Heavens no, says pope's financial adviser

2019-10-23 05:40

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.

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed'

2019-02-24 07:28

A top Catholic cardinal has admitted that church files on priests accused of sexually abusing children were destroyed or never even drawn up in a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.

WATCH: Pope Francis: Gossipers are terrorists who 'drop bombs with their tongues'

2018-11-14 17:40

Pope Francis is denouncing gossip as a form of "terrorism" and is warning the faithful against telling lies.

Vatican City still has no policy to fight clergy sex abuse

2018-07-01 22:42

Despite promises, Vatican City has no policy in place to protect children from pedophile priests or require suspected abuse to be reported to police

Vatican recognises French monks killed in Algeria as martyrs

2018-01-27 23:00

The Vatican has declared seven French Trappist monks beheaded by Islamists in Algeria in 1996 as martyrs, paving the way for their beatification - the first step towards sainthood.

Catholic officials warn ex-seminarians over sex claims

2017-11-24 21:26

Catholic officials in Italy have threatened former altar boys of the pope with criminal defamation charges for having publicly accused a seminarian of sexual misconduct.

Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special lunch

2017-11-19 06:26

Pope Francis is to offer several hundred poor people - homeless, migrants and unemployed - lunch when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor.

Doctors at Vatican to debate ethics of euthanasia

2017-11-18 10:10

"We don't carry out euthanasia as often as it is asked for," says Dutch GP Carin Littooji, advocating for assisted dying on a bench usually reserved for bishops in the Vatican.

Pope names 35 new saints

2017-10-16 05:48

Pope Francis has declared 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs drawn from the bloody history of Catholicism's spread in Latin America.

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