Pope says got stuck in Vatican lift, freed by firemen
Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.
China ordains first bishop after Vatican deal
China has ordained its first bishop since reaching an agreement with the Catholic Church intended to encourage a rapprochement between Beijing and the Holy See.
Pope urges oil majors to combat global warming and aid poor
Pope Francis asked Saturday that major oil and gas companies respect the 2015 Paris climate agreement to help protect the poor from global warming.
Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis fiercely defended resigns – Vatican
A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an ethnic outsider, the Vatican said on Monday.
Auditor claims Vatican axed him for probing illegal activity
The Vatican's former auditor general, who resigned without explanation in June, said Sunday he was forced out after his investigations into possible illegal activity hit too close to home.
Leprosy sufferers step up fight against stigma at Vatican
Former leprosy sufferers testified Friday at a Vatican conference about the stigma linked to the disease which still persists in some societies, and about their attempts to fight exclusion.
Pope considering visiting Cuba in September: Vatican
Pope Francis is considering a visit to Cuba in September as part of a trip that will also take him to the United States, the Vatican announced on Friday.