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Suspicious financial activity at Vatican reaches six-year low

Reforms made to lower reports of suspicious financial activity in the Vatican is a success states an internal watchdog.

Five US abuse victims sue Vatican to release names of predator...

The five men are accusing the Vatican for concealing the identities and records of more than 3,400 clergy and some top church officials for sexual misconduct. 

Vatican to open secret archives of WWII pope in 2020

Pius XII saved tens of thousands of Italian Jews by ordering convents to open their doors to take them in according to some historians.

Vatican to open own investigation into accusations against Pell

Pell's guilty verdict was revealed in Australia on Tuesday after a court suppression order was dropped.

Disgraced Aussie cardinal behind bars for child sex crimes

Cardinal George Pell faces a maximum 50 years in prison for 5 charges of sexual assault against 2 choirboys at Melbourne’s Saint Patrick's Cathedral in 1996-97.

Australia convicts top Vatican cleric over child sex crimes

Cardinal George Pell is the most senior Catholic clergyman worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences.

Pope’s guidelines for concrete change over sex abuse

The Vatican has said any concrete changes will come post-summit.

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.

Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justice

Activists will gather at Pope Francis's summit to tackle sex abuse happening in churches.

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

The conference aims to be an opportunity to improve awareness of the global phenomenon of sexual abuse of minors within the Church.

US bishops: McCarrick defrocking ‘a clear signal’ abuse won’t be tolerated

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the bishops conference says no bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of the Church.

Former Cardinal McCarrick defrocked over sex abuse allegations

McCarrick has now become the highest profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.

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.

On historic trip, pope meets UAE leaders, gets royal welcome

Arriving at the sprawling presidential palace with its many domes of gold and glass, Francis was greeted with a flyover by UAE air force jets spewing out plumes of smoke in yellow and white.

Pope condemns Yemen war ahead of historic Gulf visit

The pope says in his regular Sunday address in Vatican City that he is following the urgent humanitarian crisis in Yemen with great concern.

Pope Francis says Church hasn’t known ‘how to listen’

Francis has called senior bishops from around the world to deal with widespread clergy sex abuse of children and young people.

Pope defends migrants, marginalised, at Panama meeting with young

The pope told hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims that it was senseless to condemn every immigrant as a threat to society.

Pope heads to Panama for giant youth meeting

The 82-year-old pope will use the major event on the Catholic calendar to address the problems of poverty, corruption and migration in his native Latin America.

Disgraced US ex-cardinal could be defrocked soon

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been confined to a Franciscan friary in a tiny town in remote northern Kansas.

Vatican launches sex abuse inquiry into Argentinian Bishop

Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta, 54, will "abstain from working" during the preliminary inquiry, which will ascertain whether there is sufficient evidence to take the case further.

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.

New potential murder victim in Vatican skeleton probe

Italian police have begun interviewing those who have served as custodians of the site down the years, after builders restoring a floor in the janitor's lodge uncovered human remains earlier this week.