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Pope Francis says negligent bishops can be recalled

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Catholic bishops guilty of negligence in respect to child abuse cases can now be dismissed from office, Pope Francis said on Saturday in a move hiking pressure on the Church’s hierarchy.

Pope Francis mourns drowned girl, orphaned kids

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis on Saturday clutched the life-jacket of a drowned girl as he met with children whose parents died during deadly boat crossings, at the end of a week of major tragedies in the Mediterranea

Pope Francis meets cardinal in sex abuse cover-up

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis came under fire on Friday after meeting Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the Lyon archbishop who is suspected of covering up for a paedophile priest in a scandal that has rocked the Church in

Pope Francis mulls opening door to female clergy

Pope Francis said on Thursday he would set up a commission to study the possibility of women entering the Catholic clergy in his latest potentially historic opening on a vexed issue for the Church.

Pope Francis tells EU to tear down walls


Pope Francis receives the European Union’s Charlemagne Prize for his contribution to European unification at the Vatican. (Photo: AFP)

Pope Francis blasts West’s response to refugees

Pope Francis poses for media during his meeting with President of the Central African Republic Faustin Archange Touadéra. -AP

Greece lets migrants leave camps

Pope Francis signals Church rethink on divorce, no shift in line on gays

Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn shows a copy of the post-synodal apostolic exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia' .   (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis on Friday called for a Church that was less strict and more compassionate towards “imperfect” Catholics, such as those who divorced and remarried, saying “no one can be condemned forever”

Pope to visit Greek island Lesbos amid refugee crisis

Pope Francis will next week make a brief trip to Lesbos, the Greek island on the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.

Pope to issue eagerly-awaited document on family and marriage


The papal document, known as a Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, is also expected to call for better programmes for marriage preparation.

New Vatican office to promote use of .catholic domain name

The Vatican has set up a new office charged with promoting the use of the .catholic domain name, in its latest move to upgrade its communications for the digital era.

On May 20, Tsai Ing-wen, of the theoretically pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was sworn in as the 14th President of the Republic of China, commonly known to the world as Taiwan.

In the late 1950s, Portugal accused India at the United Nations of racism.