Pope Francis' upcoming trip to South Korea will provide him with an unusual opportunity to speak directly to the Chinese leadership: His plane is due to fly through Chinese airspace, and Vatican proto
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 a ban on married priests, but was qu
With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of football rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.
Says victims’ suicides weigh on his conscience, vows bishops will be held accountable
Pope Francis will meet victims of paedophile priests for the first time on Monday, as a Vatican commission moves to address the problem of clerical sex abuse in developing countries.
The Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted of sex abuse by a church tribunal and defrocked pending further criminal proceedings in the first case of its kind.Polish A
Pope Francis on Monday praised the “courage” of Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas after both agreed to come to the Vatican to pray with him for peace.Mr Abbas and Mr
Pope Francis said on Monday that the celibacy of priests is not a matter of Church dogma, while defending its value amid calls among some Catholics for the requirement to be dropped.Talking to reporte
With a Rabbi and a Muslim leader in tow, Pope Francis makes his first visit to West Asia on Saturday, a delicate mission to push his vision of inter-religious dialogue as a vehicle for peace in the re
Roman Catholic nuns backed by Pope Francis on Tuesday raised the alarm over increased risks of human