Pope compares child sex abuse to 'human sacrifice', vows action
Pope Francis on Sunday vowed to tackle every single case of sexual abuse by priests in the Roman Catholic Church, comparing paedophilia to "human sacrifice".
Pope opens child sex abuse conference, promising ‘concrete’ remedies
Pope Francis on Thursday promised concrete actions against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened, countering scepticism from some survivors who said the meeting looked like a public relations exercise.
Venezuela's Maduro writes to pope for help
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he has written to the pope asking him to help mediate his country's crisis after a swathe of nations recognised a rival opposition chief as interim leader.
Pope Francis makes history with Muslim dialogue in UAE
Pope Francis, the first leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to visit the Arabian Peninsula, will attend an interfaith meeting in the UAE on Monday as part of his outreach to Muslims.
Pope Francis in historic Arabian Peninsula visit
Pope Francis is set for a historic trip to the UAE, the first ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, as he seeks to boost the Vatican's outreach to Islam.
Pope Francis: reaching out to Muslims
Pope Francis has made dialogue with Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, which began in 2013, and visited several countries with large Muslim populations.
Venezuela's Guaido calls for new protests, Pope fears 'bloodbath'
Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido has called for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolas Maduro as Pope Francis warned on Monday of a possible "bloodbath" in the crisis-wracked South American country.
Pope winds up World Youth Day events in Panama with giant mass
Pope Francis celebrated mass with hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims in Panama on Sunday, winding up a five-day visit during which he defended Central American migrants and acknowledged the Church had been hurt by sex abuse scandals.
Pope to tackle dwindling vocations to priesthood at Panama meeting
Pope Francis will meet young student priests on Saturday on the fourth day of his visit to Panama for World Youth Day celebrations, a day after the clergy sex abuse scandal haunting his papacy returned to the spotlight. The 82-year-old Argentine pontiff will begin the penultimate day of his visit to Panama by celebrating mass…