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  • Pope Francis Plays Long Game to Reform Catholic Church

    Pope Francis Plays Long Game to Reform Catholic Church

    After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis.

  • Vatican Warns of 'New Genocide' by Islamic State

    Vatican Warns of 'New Genocide' by Islamic State

    The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians...

  • Church Should Not Fear Change, Pope Says at Synod Close

    Church Should Not Fear Change, Pope Says at Synod Close

    Pope Francis on Sunday closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to reach out to homosexuals and divorced people, saying the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.

  • Vatican Waters Down Gay References in Translation of Divisive Paper

    Vatican Waters Down Gay References in Translation of Divisive Paper

    The Vatican made key changes to an English translation of passages about homosexuality in a divisive document on Thursday, watering down a message that had been seen as a major shift in its tone on gay people.

  • Pope Francis to Visit France in 2015

    Pope Francis to Visit France in 2015

    Pope Francis will visit France next year, the Vatican said on Tuesday, at a time when French politics is increasingly divided over social reforms such as gay marriage.

  • Pope Accepts Resignation of British Bishop Who Quit After Affair

    Pope Accepts Resignation of British Bishop Who Quit After Affair

    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a British bishop who stood down after admitting to an affair with a married parishioner, the Vatican said on Monday.

  • Guardian Angels Exist, Pope Says

    Guardian Angels Exist, Pope Says

    Pope Francis said on Thursday that guardian angels exist and people who listen to their advice are less likely to make the wrong decisions.

  • Pope Summons Mideast Envoys to Rome Over Islamist Advance

    Pope Summons Mideast Envoys to Rome Over Islamist Advance

    Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

  • Two Popes Attend Gathering of Wise and Wrinkled at the Vatican

    Two Popes Attend Gathering of Wise and Wrinkled at the Vatican

    Elderly people, including former Pope Benedict, attended a gathering of the wise and wrinkled at the Vatican on Sunday, where Pope Francis denounced the neglect and abandonment of the old as "hidden euthanasia".

  • 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.

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