Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis fiercely defended resigns – Vatican
A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an ethnic outsider, the Vatican said on Monday.
Vatican revives pope's sexual abuse panel
The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests. Nine new members were added to the panel, which had come under fire from two high-profile members, former sex abuse victims who quit at what they saw as…
Erdogan meets pope as Rome bans protests
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis on Monday while police enforced a protest ban in central Rome as feelings run high over Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria.
Pope offers 'apologies' for comments on accused bishop
Pope Francis on Monday offered "apologies" to victims of sexual abuse after he caused outrage by appearing to support a controversial Chilean bishop.
Pope to visit Peru region hard hit by floods
Pope Francis was set Saturday to hold a huge outdoor mass in a coastal region of Peru struggling to rebuild in the wake of devastating floods last year.
Pope marries couple on papal plane
Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip.
Pope in Chile expresses 'pain' and 'shame' over abuse scandal
Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his "pain" and "shame" over child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in Chile, as he made his first speech during a visit to the South American country.
Pope 'afraid' world is 'one accident' from nuclear war
Pope Francis said Monday that the world stood on the "edge" of nuclear war and admitted the situation terrified him.