Pope Francis sides with traditionalists on priest celibacy
n quashing the idea of married priests in the Amazon, Pope Francis has appeased traditionalists while disappointing progressives who had hoped for a historic turning point in the Catholic church.
Pope expected to stand firm on celibacy in text on Amazon synod
Pope Francis is on Wednesday to release a much-anticipated text about the Amazon, which is not expected to open up the priesthood to married men in the region despite an appeal from a historic Vatican meeting of bishops last year.
Dispute over former pope's role in controversial book
The Vatican was gripped Tuesday by a dispute over whether elderly ex-pope Benedict XVI was being used by the Catholic Church's ultra-conservative wing to undermine his successor Pope Francis.
Pope appoints new envoy to France after abuse claims
Pope Francis appointed a new ambassador to France on Saturday, following the resignation of an archbishop who has been questioned by police on sexual assault claims.
Pope Francis Slaps Woman's Hand Twice As She Clutches His Arm
Pope Francis gave a woman who grabbed a hold of him and would not let go of him a swat and a scolding in Vatican city in a report by TMZ. The Pontiff was in the Vatican on Tuesday, ready to go into a new year with a line of adoring fans and worshippers many…
Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of 'unconditional love'
Pope Francis ushered in Christmas on Wednesday for the world's 1.3 billion Catholics with a message of unconditional love, saying "God continues to love us all
Pope meets with embattled Malta PM despite plea to cancel
Pope Francis held a private audience with outgoing Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Saturday, despite a plea to cancel the meeting over a scandal-hit investigation into the murder of a journalist.
Hiroshima survivors tell pope of attack 'hell'
Survivors of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima told Pope Francis on Sunday of the "scene of hell" after the bombing, as the pontiff hit out against the use of the weapons.