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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

Pope Francis summons bishops for summit on sexual abuse scandals

The Vatican hasn’t responded to the accusations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, but has promised 'clarifications'.

13 Sep 2018 2:39 PM

Pope to meet US Church leaders after abuse cover-up claim

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, will attend the meeting.

12 Sep 2018 3:10 PM

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

Italian PM declares 12-month state of emergency in Genoa after bridge collapse

Rescue efforts are heading into second night in Genoa after about 200-metre section of bridge fell away without warning on Tuesday.

16 Aug 2018 11:06 AM

Rescuers search for survivors after deadly bridge collapse in Italy

More than 30 people were killed on Tuesday when a vast span of the Morandi bridge collapsed during a heavy rainstorm.

15 Aug 2018 12:53 PM

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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

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

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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

Italian man held after driving through city shooting at black people

League leader Matteo Salvini distanced himself from the shooting, but blamed mass immigration for the tensions.

04 Feb 2018 5:06 PM

Commuter train derailment in Italy kills at least 3, injures 10 critically

Passengers reported feeling the car shake for a few minutes before hearing a big bang, and then feeling the car crush in on them.

25 Jan 2018 4:19 PM

Pope Francis heads to Myanmar amid unfolding Rohingya refugee crisis

Pope Francis will seek to encourage reconciliation, dialogue following last week's tentative agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

27 Nov 2017 11:16 AM

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