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Pope calls for courage to counter child sex abuse

Francis came to power in 2013 promising a crackdown on cover-ups and a zero tolerance approach to abuse itself.

03 Jan 2017 2:15 AM

China’s Pope loyalists fear Vatican betrayal

The Vatican, though, is currently seeking better relations with communist China, which is making the underground wary.

25 Dec 2016 3:12 AM

Pope Francis wants women in top jobs

A lack of professional expertise within the Vatican was highlighted by recent scandals centred on the Holy See’s finances.

23 Dec 2016 2:54 AM

Pope Francis to turn 80 today, but no sign yet that he’ll slow down

The world’s 1.2 billion Catholics are, by now, used to the face Pope Francis displays to the world.

17 Dec 2016 4:54 AM

Explained: Why do religious extremists attack art?

'The very idea of ​subversive art that society could rejoice in as a manifestation of freedom and creativity is alien to them.'

25 Nov 2016 11:03 AM