Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update
Pope Francis has declared the death penalty "inadmissible" in an update of Catholic believers' most important guide to Church teaching, the catechism, the Vatican announced Thursday.
Pope accepts resignation of archbishop convicted of child abuse cover-up
An Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s said Monday that he hoped his stepping down would be a "catalyst to heal pain and distress" after his resignation was accepted by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis, environmental leaders forge vision for global action
Environmental leaders, activists and advocates gathered here today with Pope Francis to kick off a two-day Vatican-organized conference with a sense of urgency and unity. Together they hope to emerge with a momentum for greater action and a shared vision for protecting our planet. Inspired by the third anniversary of the Pope’s seminal encyclical on…
Pope Francis 'a strong voice' for all Christians: inter-church group
Pope Francis's visit to Geneva, a centre of Protestantism, expresses "Christian unity", the World Council of Churches chief told AFP, insisting the pontiff's message of love and inclusion speaks across denominations.
Pope calls for dialogue as Nicaragua violence escalates
Pope Francis called Sunday for dialogue in Nicaragua after new clashes killed at least seven people, the latest bloodshed in weeks of anti-government protests that have left more than 100 dead.
Pope to meet 5 abused Chilean priests
Pope Francis will on Saturday meet five Chilean priests who were sexually abused by another priest, Fernando Karadima, in an effort to heal their wounds and those of the church, the Vatican said.
Pope Francis, Trump and beleaguered Nigeria - Part 2
A local source told ZENIT the murdered priests were Fr. Joseph Gor and Fr. Felix Tyolaha. The source said as many as 20 may have died in the attack during Mass at the church. The attackers are believed to be Fulani herdsmen and be part of an ongoing reign of terror by Muslim extremists against Christians. Nigeria’s…
Pope Francis, Trump and beleaguered Nigeria
Today in faraway Washington District of Columbia, the political capital of the United States of America, the eyes of the World would focus on Nigeria because the embattled president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari...