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' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91
French President Emmanuel Macron led tributes, calling him a "mythic figure who transformed French cuisine. Chefs are crying in their kitchens across France".
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 denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile
Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets.
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.
Do not fear the other, pope says on World Migrant Day
Pope Francis called Sunday for hospitality towards migrants, calling it a "sin" to give in to fear of the other as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Pope Francis urges peace and understanding for migrants
Pope Francis on Monday used his New Year homily to urge peace and understanding for migrants and refugees.