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'Child sex abuse is like human sacrifice' says Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Sunday compared the sexual abuse of children to human sacrifice as he addressed the Catholic Church.

24 Feb 2019 5:09 PM

Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed' says Cardinal

Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up.

23 Feb 2019 4:34 PM

Gucci regrets racial insensitivity

Gucci forced to pull back 'blackface sweater' from stores after complaints.

07 Feb 2019 5:17 PM

Priests, bishops sexually abused nuns admits, Pope Francis

Pope Francis admitted on Tuesday that Catholic priests and bishops had sexually abused nuns, the latest scandal to rock the church.

06 Feb 2019 10:04 AM

'Patriotism is opposite of nationalism,' says Macron, Trump by his side

Those who fought in the trenches of World War One lived through an unimaginable hell, French President Emmanuel said.

11 Nov 2018 7:04 PM

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Over 20 injured as out-of-control escalator comes speeding down in Rome

Most of those hurt, one seriously, suffered leg injuries after getting entangled in the escalator's mangled mechanics, Italian media added.

24 Oct 2018 10:25 AM

‘Storm heading your way’: UN warns of growing hunger, climate change threats

The UN aims to achieve a Zero Hunger world by 2030, but faces three obstacles: conflicts, climate change and an economic slowdown.

16 Oct 2018 5:59 PM

Pope Francis says abortion is like hiring 'contract killer'

His comments departed from the prepared text for his homily delivered during his weekly audience on Saint Peter's Square.

10 Oct 2018 3:23 PM

Vatican, China in hush negotiations on 'underground' bishops: sources

A Vatican source and a Chinese priest said Holy See could win concessions by year end, though details of any agreement would be classified.

29 Sep 2018 11:56 AM

Vatican rolls back on remarks of Pope Francis on psychiatric help for gay children

Pope Francis added that ignoring a child who showed homosexual tendencies was an 'error of fatherhood or motherhood'.

28 Aug 2018 11:19 AM

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Pope declines to comment on letter saying he ignored sexual abuse claims

'Pope Francis knew from at least June 23, 2013, that McCarrick was a serial predator. He knew that he was corrupt,' wrote Vigano.

27 Aug 2018 8:40 AM

Pope Francis on sex abuse: 'We showed no care for the little ones'

Pope begged forgiveness for pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in any effort to root out abuse and cover-up.

20 Aug 2018 5:17 PM

Pope calls on international community to help flood victims in Kerala

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of the flooding at St Peter's Square, the Vatican News reported.

19 Aug 2018 7:08 PM

Around 30 dead as bridge collapses in Genoa, says Italian minister

The disaster occurred on highway that connects Italy to France and other vacation resorts on eve of a major Italian holiday on Wednesday.

14 Aug 2018 6:29 PM

Pope to youth: Dream, don't let fear make you pessimistic

Francis has convened an international meeting of bishops at the Vatican in October about youths and their faith.

12 Aug 2018 2:53 PM

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2 dead, 60 injured in huge explosion near Italy's Bologna airport

Photos on social media showed a huge ball of fire and black smoke billowing into the sky at the scene of the crash.

06 Aug 2018 6:56 PM

Two dead, 20 injured after train rams into truck in Italy

The incident occurred when the train hit a large truck that had stopped on a level crossing, causing three carriages to come off the rails.

24 May 2018 2:15 PM

Pope Francis admits he made ‘grave errors’ in Chile church sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis blamed lack of “truthful and balanced information” for misjudging the case of Bishop Juan Barros and Rev Fernando Karadima.

12 Apr 2018 2:44 PM

Voters deliver stinging blow as Italy faces hung Parliament

The result could leave Italy with a hung Parliament and difficult coalition talks lie ahead for parties vying to form the next government.

06 Mar 2018 12:42 PM

Rome’s Colosseum turns red in protest against Pak’s blasphemy laws for Asia Bibi

‘The aim of the blasphemy laws is crush people who believe differently.’

25 Feb 2018 4:17 PM

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