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Pope meets with cardinals on future direction of church
Pope Francis on Tuesday wrapped up two days of closed-door meetings with about 180 cardinals, many of them young enough to elect a future pontiff, including discussions about how the Catholic Church’s governance could be made more inclus...
Pope Francis to create 20 new cardinals who may choose his successor
Pope Francis is creating 20 new cardinals on Saturday, a further step in the preparation of his succession.
The World Economic Forum: heroes or villains?
In movies and television shows, we are often exposed to the story of good vs. evil. Typically the plot involves a hero doing everything in their power to stop the treacherous plans of the villain. We watch, we cheer, and we find satisfac...
Indigenous survivors talk about abuse they experienced in schools run by Catholic Church
Pope Francis met with and apologized to Canada's indigenous communities for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools where children suffered decades of physical, sexual, and mental abuse.
Pope apologizes for 'catastrophic' school policy in Canada
Pope Francis issued a historic apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed ...
Vatican imposes new investment policy amid financial scandal
The Vatican has centralized and overhauled its investment strategy after a botched deal lost tens of millions of euros, imposing a policy that prohibits investments in products such as pornography and weapons and prioritizes prudent inve...
Musk meets pope, uses Twitter to announce the audience
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion bid to buy Twitter remains in limbo, used the social media platform to announce he had met with Pope Francis.
Vatican suffers big loss in sale of London building at heart of fraud and embezzlement trial
In a statement issued on Friday, the Vatican said the building was sold for £186m to Boston-based private investment firm Bain Capital, but did not provide a definitive figure for the losses it has incurred in the process.
Pope Francis' Decision To Cancel Africa Trip Fuels Rumours Over Resignation
Experts say the rumours within the insular Roman Curia are nothing new, and often fuelled by those with an interest.
Catholic Church sexual abuse survivor wants Pope Francis to listen
When Mark Murray tells Pope Francis of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child at a Catholic priest training school, he just wants the Pope to listen.
Nigeria: town mourns more than 50 people shot dead in church during mass
Witnesses describe how attackers detonated explosives and shot at those who tried to flee
Queen Elizabeth II to miss Jubilee service amid ‘discomfort’
Queen Elizabeth II stepped gingerly onto the Buckingham Palace balcony Thursday, drawing wild cheers from the tens of thousands who came to join her at the start of four days of celebrations of her 70 years on the throne.
Pope says NATO may have caused Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Francis says transatlantic military alliance was ‘barking’ at Russia’s door.
Doubling up: Italian children should get both parents' surnames, court says
Italian children should be given the surname of both parents, the Constitutional Court said on Wednesday, overturning the tradition by which all newborns are automatically named after their father.
Pope makes Easter plea for Ukraine peace, cites nuclear risk
On what is supposed to be Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis made an anguished Easter Sunday plea for peace in the “senseless” war in Ukraine and in other armed conflicts raging in the world, and voiced worry about the risk of ...
Pope visits Italian prison for traditional foot washing Mass
Pope Francis visited an Italian prison for a Holy Thursday Mass where he washed and kissed the feet of 12 inmates to commemorate Jesus' gesture of humility towards his apostles the night before he died.
Pope Francis apologises for 'pain and shame' of Canada residential schools
Pope Francis has apologised to a Canadian indigenous delegation for the Catholic Church's role in the country's residential school system.
Canada indigenous seek dialogue with Vatican on repatriation of artefacts
Canadian indigenous leaders seeking an apology for the Catholic Church's role in notorious residential schools where children where abused also want to start a dialogue on the return of native artefacts held in the Vatican Museums.
Was the Pope right to say people are selfish for having pets?
Pope Francis has criticised what he deemed “selfish” pet owners who prefer to keep animals as pets rather than have children, which is presumably their Catholic duty. The pontiff said: “Many couples do not have children because they don’...
Argentinian bishop sentenced to prison for sexual abuse despite pope’s defense
Gustavo Zanchetta convicted by court in a major blow to Pope Francis, who had initially defended the bishop
"Shameful Capitulation": Pope Francis Slams Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
Ukraine Crisis: "War is a failure of politics and of humanity, a shameful capitulation," says Pope Francis said.
Ex-Pope Benedict Seeks Forgiveness Over Abuse Scandal
"I can only express to all the victims of sexual abuse my profound shame, my deep sorrow and my heartfelt request for forgiveness," the 94-year-old said in a letter
Gay Catholics come out, demand the church accept them
A group of LGBTQ Catholics demand the Vatican revise its strict church doctrine to accommodate them
Former pope Benedict accused of inaction over child sexual abuse cases
Two cases involved abusers who were allowed to continue with pastoral duties, says lawyer
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