Pope removes 2 scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle
Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandals.
Pope Francis to visit United Arab Emirates in February
Pope Francis, who has made boosting ties between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Abu Dhabi in February, the Vatican said Thursday, becoming the first ever pope to visit the Arabian peninsula.
Autistic Argentine Boy Races To Embrace Pope Francis
A young Argentinian boy broke free of his mother's clutches to play with Pope Francis during a Vatican audience Wednesday, much to the pontiff's delight. "This boy cannot speak, he is mute," Francis told those gathered for his weekly general audience, after the boy's mother apologised and explained to the pope that her son was…
Pope reveals team picked to organise anti-paedophilia summit
Pope Francis on Friday revealed the organising team for a special meeting on the protection of children to be held in February, in response to the paedophilia scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church worldwide.
Pope prays for victims of Central Africa massacre
Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for peace in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where two priests were killed in ethnic unrest last week. "I learned with sadness the news of the massacre two days ago in a camp for the displaced in the Central African Republic, where two priests were also killed," the pope said…
Pope denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor
Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, lamenting "the din of the rich few" drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second "World Day of the Poor". At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the pope noted that "injustice is the perverse root…
Pope to visit Morocco in March
Pope Francis, who has made building bridges between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Morocco in March, the Vatican said Tuesday.
Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors
Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops for the alleged sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said in a statement on Saturday after a meeting between the pontiff and the president of Chile.
US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, accused over abuse cover-up, resigns
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of US Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania, the Vatican said Friday.