World | Reuters | Wednesday October 22, 2014
After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis.
World | Associated Press | Monday October 20, 2014
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...
World | Reuters | Sunday October 19, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Friday October 17, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 7, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 6, 2014
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.
World | Agence France Presse | Thursday October 2, 2014
Pope Francis said on Thursday that guardian angels exist and people who listen to their advice are less likely to make the wrong decisions.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 1, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Sunday September 28, 2014
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".
World | Agence France Presse | Sunday September 14, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 23, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Thursday August 14, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 13, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 10, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 16, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 13, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 7, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 3, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Saturday June 28, 2014
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...
World | Written by Noopur Tiwari | Wednesday June 25, 2014
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.