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Pope Francis’ accidental tweet for Saints football team goes viral

Vatican office mistakenly invokes squad's hashtag, delighting fans.

Muslim children get Catholic education in flexible Madagascar

Catholic education is prized by many families, who cite discipline, quality teaching and access to a social network as among its prime advantages.

Pope Francis expected to visit Thailand in November

The stop will coincide with the 350th anniversary of the founding of the 'Mission de Siam' by Pope Clement IX to oversee missions in Siam, Thailand's former name.

Pope says he would confront Trump directly on border wall

Pope Francis is willing to tell US President Donald Trump in person that building border walls is wrong.

Signal summit on sex abuse opens at Vatican

The summit hopes to tackle paedophilia scandals and for bishops to have clear ideas on how to spot and deal with abuse.

Nuns ‘sex slaves’ scandal fresh blow to Catholic church

The scandals involving nuns broke as the Catholic church struggled with a wave of cases involving paedophilia among priests worldwide.

Pope hopes his Arabian trip will help Islam-Christian relations

Pope Francis signed a document on Monday, "Document on Human Fraternity" to cease using religion as a force "to incite hatred, violence, extremism and blind fanaticism, and to refrain from using the name of God to justify acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression."

Tens of thousands pack stadium for first papal mass on Arabian...

More than 120,000 worshippers packed Zayed Sports City stadium and its surroundings in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to see the pope.

Pope urges EU leaders: Show solidarity with migrants off Malta

This is not the first time the Argentinian pope has appealed to European leaders to open their borders.

Vatican spokesman and his deputy resign

The resignations are the latest in a series of key staff changes within the pope's communications office.

Pope gives Rome homeless Christmas gift of new clinic in Vatican

The new clinic with three visiting rooms will be open three days a week and will be staffed by volunteer doctors from the Vatican medical services and Rome hospitals.

Gay ‘trend’ influencing the Catholic clergy

The Roman Catholic Church's position is that homosexual acts are sinful and the pontiff's stance on homosexuality is not new.

Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Both were stripped of their priesthood "as a consequence of overt acts of abuse against minors".

Pope accepts resignation of US cardinal over abuse cover-up claim

Cardinal Wuerl had offered to resign after facing strong criticism over a report detailing mass sexual abuse cases when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania.

Top Vatican cardinal accuses papal critic of ‘calumny and defamation’

Archbishop Vigano said the pope knew for years about sexual misconduct by McCarrick with adult male seminarians but did nothing about it.

Pope says Church can no longer tolerate silence on abuse

Vatican's statement stated that both abuse and its cover-up can no longer be tolerated.

Pope defrocks priest at centre of Chilean sexual abuse scandal

Father Fernando Karadima was defrocked, or "reduced to the lay state" by the pope on Thursday, a move the Vatican called "exceptional" and done "for the good of the Church".

Pope asks China to show “trust, courage and farsightedness” in new...

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said China was sincere about wanting better relations with the Vatican and that the bishops' agreement was an important step forward.

Pope honours Baltic martyrs as bishops quit over abuse

Francis will honour victims of Soviet-era persecution during a visit to a museum in the former KGB building in Vilnius, where regime opponents were tortured and killed.

Archbishop of Washington prostrates himself at mass for abuse victims

A sweeping grand jury report released in August revealed credible allegations against more than 300 predator priests and identified over 1,000 victims of child sex abuse covered up for decades.

Pope in Sicily to honour priest killed by mafia

The Argentinian pontiff's visit will be brief but is part of a wider campaign he has been waging against organised crime.

Pope orders investigation of bishop as US Church leaders meet on...

The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors. Surveys show plummeting confidence in the Church the United States, Chile, Australia, and Ireland where the scandal has hit hardest, as well as in other countries.

Pope to meet US Church leaders after archbishop’s accusations

The accusations shook the US Church, following a report that found 301 priests in the state had sexually abused minors over the past 70 years.

Pope urges bishops to fight abuse, clerical culture behind it

Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops that they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion to fight the clerical culture that has fueled sex abuse and cover-up scandals.