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  • Pope Francis Breaks Taboo by Marrying Couples Who Lived 'in Sin'

    Pope Francis Breaks Taboo by Marrying Couples Who Lived 'in Sin'

    A single mother, people who have been married before and couples who have been living together "in sin" were married by Pope Francis in a taboo-challenging ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday.

  • Lack of Prospects, Financial Lure Pushing Youth to Islamic State: Vatican

    Lack of Prospects, Financial Lure Pushing Youth to Islamic State: Vatican

    IS militants, which have been active in the Syrian conflict for several years, have made headlines in recent months after grabbing large swathes of northern Iraq and declaring a caliphate spanning the territory they hold in both countries.

  • Pope's Small Car Fascinates South Koreans

    Pope's Small Car Fascinates South Koreans

    Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big-shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.

  • Pope's South Korea Trip Gives Opportunity to Reach Out to China

    Pope's South Korea Trip Gives Opportunity to Reach Out to China

    On his way to South Korea, Pope Francis will get a rare opportunity to directly address China's leadership as he flies over the country, whose communist government does not allow Catholics to recognise his authority.

  • Pope Francis 'Dismayed' by Violence and Suffering in Iraq

    Pope Francis 'Dismayed' by Violence and Suffering in Iraq

    Pope Francis expressed "dismay and disbelief" on Sunday over the violence in Iraq, calling for an "effective political solution" to a crisis which has forced thousands to flee their homes.

  • Pope Francis's Hints on Married Priests Trouble Vatican

    Pope Francis's Hints on Married Priests Trouble Vatican

    Pope Francis's hints about a possible opening on the issue of married priests are sowing confusion in the Vatican and among Catholic reformists and conservatives alike.

  • Pope Promises 'Solutions' to Priestly Celibacy

    Pope Promises 'Solutions' to Priestly Celibacy

    Pope Francis promised "solutions" to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift the interdiction on married priests.

  • Pope Francis Slams Church 'Complicity' in Sexual Abuse

    Pope Francis Slams Church 'Complicity' in Sexual Abuse

    Pope Francis slammed the "complicity" of Catholic Church leaders in covering up sexual abuse on Monday, after his first meeting with victims of paedophile priests.

  • Pope Francis Gives Exorcists His Blessing

    Pope Francis Gives Exorcists His Blessing

    The Vatican has formally recognised the International Association of Exorcists, giving its blessing to a group of 250 priests in 30 countries who claim to save the possessed from Satan.

  • Vatican Defrocks ex-Ambassador in Sex Abuse Case

    Vatican Defrocks ex-Ambassador in Sex Abuse Case

    The Vatican has defrocked its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic for sexually abusing boys. It's the first time a top papal envoy has been convicted of the crime and signals that Pope Francis is serious about imposing "zero tolerance" for ab...

  • Meet the Vatican's Cricket Team

    Meet the Vatican's Cricket Team

    The Pope's first cricket team has been officially announced at the Vatican. It's called the St Peter's Cricket Club and includes eight Indians, two Sri Lankans, one Pakistani and is led by Captain Father Tony Currer from Britain.

  • Pope, Anglican Leader Join Forces Against Human Trafficking

    Pope, Anglican Leader Join Forces Against Human Trafficking

    Pope Francis and Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury committed their Churches on Monday to work more closely together to fight "the grave evil" of human trafficking and modern slavery.

  • Pope Says Israelis, Palestinians Must 'Persevere Undaunted in Dialogue'

    Pope Says Israelis, Palestinians Must 'Persevere Undaunted in Dialogue'

    Pope Francis on Sunday told the Israeli and Palestinian presidents that they "must respond" to their people's yearning for peace in the Middle East and find "the strength to persevere undaunted in dialogue".

  • Israeli, Palestinian Presidents in Unprecedented Vatican Prayers

    Israeli, Palestinian Presidents in Unprecedented Vatican Prayers

    Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process.

  • Pope Appeals for World to Remember Syria War Victims

    Pope Appeals for World to Remember Syria War Victims

    Pope Francis warned on Friday that the millions of people affected by the Syria crisis risk being forgotten because of the "globalisation of indifference" toward the conflict.

  • As Mideast Trip Nears End, Pope Navigates Minefield of Symbols

    As Mideast Trip Nears End, Pope Navigates Minefield of Symbols

    Pope Francis navigated the minefield of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and humbly bowed to kiss the hands of Holocaust survivors on Monday, the last day of a Mideast trip laden with bold personal gestures.

  • Pope to Take Open-Top Cars in Middle East Trip Despite Security Concerns

    Pope to Take Open-Top Cars in Middle East Trip Despite Security Concerns

    Pope Francis will ride in open-top cars in Amman and Bethlehem during his May 24-26 trip to the Middle East this month despite security concerns, the Vatican said on Thursday as it outlined the travel schedule.

  • Late Pope Paul VI to Move Closer to Sainthood

    Late Pope Paul VI to Move Closer to Sainthood

    The late Pope Paul VI, who led the Roman Catholic Church during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception, will move a step closer to sainthood in October, the Vatican said on Saturday.

  • Pope Draws Huge Crowd of School Kids at Vatican City

    Pope Draws Huge Crowd of School Kids at Vatican City

    Schoolchildren have turned out in an exceptionally huge crowd for a joyful afternoon with a playful Pope Francis at the Vatican.

  • Italian Victims of Priest Sex Abuse Appeal to Pope

    Italian Victims of Priest Sex Abuse Appeal to Pope

    Italian victims of priestly sex abuse appealed directly to Pope Francis for justice on Friday, calling for a commission of inquiry into the problem in the Vatican's backyard.

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