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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
Benedict denies he knew about Legionaries of Christ abuse when cardinal. Very few people may even believe him.
Former Pope Benedict XVI denied that he was given information about child abuse in the Legionaries of Christ religious order when he was a top Vatican official, in a case that has tarnished the reputation of his predecessor, John Paul II.
Pope warns about dangers of 'cancel culture'
Pope Francis on Monday warned against attempts to cancel culture, decrying "one-track thinking" he said attempts to deny or rewrite history according to today's standards.
As less-lethal Omicron surges, Europeans ease restrictions
European governments are relaxing COVID-19 rules to keep hospitals, schools and emergency services going as the much more contagious but less lethal Omicron variant changes their approach to the pandemic.
Pope backs COVID immunisation campaigns, warns of ideological misinformation
Pope Francis on Monday condemned "baseless" ideological misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, backing national immunisation campaigns and calling health care a moral obligation.
Pope Francis praises nun who ran LGBT ministry
Pontiff’s own stance on homosexuality wavers between conservative and liberal
Pope Scolds Couples Who Choose Pets Over Kids
Expressing concern about global birthrates, Francis said such couples were acting in a selfish way that diminished humanity.
"To Hurt A Woman Is To Insult God": Pope Francis In New Year's Speech
Pope Francis wove his New Year's homily around themes of motherhood and women and used it to make one of his strongest calls yet for an end to violence against them.
Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi address: World ignoring huge tragedies
Pope Francis has warned that the world is becoming so desensitised to crises and suffering that they are now happening while hardly being noticed.
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