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Pope Francis makes ode to motherhood, ushers in 2019 after disastrous 2018

In his homily, Francis urged Catholics to allow themselves to be led again as children are led by their mothers, saying "a world that looks to the future without a mother's gaze is shortsighted."

published on : 1st January 2019

Vatican spokesman and his deputy resign

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the director and deputy director of the press office of the Vatican, Greg Burke and Paloma Garcia Ovejero, and named Alessandro Gisotti as acting director.

published on : 31st December 2018

Turn yourselves in: Pope Francis to priestly sex abusers

Francis acknowledged that the church in the past had failed to treat the problem seriously, but vowed that going forward, it would never cover up or dismiss cases again.

published on : 21st December 2018

Pope accepts US bishop's resignation over 'misconduct' with minor

The Vatican said an investigation by the Archbishop of Los Angeles had found suspicions about Salazar's behaviour to be "credible".

published on : 19th December 2018

Pope Francis warns against nationalism, xenophobia

The pope's message was released Tuesday which will be used to mark World Peace Day on January 1.

published on : 18th December 2018

Pope Francis fires two cardinals from inner circle named in sexual abuse scandal

Francis also bid farewell to Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, who hasn't been implicated in the scandal but at age 79 recently retired as archbishop of Kinshasa.

published on : 12th December 2018

Pope prays for those stricken by California wildfires

Francis prayed that "the Lord welcome the deceased into his peace, comfort family members and sustain all those involved in rescue efforts."

published on : 18th November 2018

Pope Francis denounces 'din of rich few' on World Day of Poor

At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, the pope noted that "injustice is the perverse root of poverty."

published on : 18th November 2018

Kailash Satyarthi calls on Pope; seeks support for new global law against digital child sexual abuse

The extraterritorial jurisdiction for the proposed law is absolutely essential as online crimes transcend across borders, Satyarthi said during his meeting with the head of the Catholic church here.

published on : 16th November 2018

Asia Bibi: Pakistani Christian woman in limbo after blasphemy verdict

Blasphemy is a massively inflammatory issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where even unproven allegations of insulting Islam and Prophet Mohammed can lead to lynchings and murders.

published on : 15th November 2018

Pope Francis says safe drinking water is a human right, not merchandise 

In a message to a water management conference Thursday, Francis lamented that war, corruption and financial interests often get in the way of providing universal access to clean water for all.

published on : 8th November 2018

US synagogue attack 'inhuman act of violence': Pope Francis​

Saturday's attack comes at a time of heightened tensions -- a day after a supporter of Trump was arrested for mailing explosive devices to Democrats and liberals, setting the country on edge.

published on : 28th October 2018

Vatican stalls on married Catholic priests

The suggestion of easing the rules on celibacy was raised by the Auxiliary Bishop of Brussels, Jean Kockerols, during a month-long meeting of the world's bishops.

published on : 26th October 2018

Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message

Some youth delegates at the meeting have insisted the final document express an inclusive message to make LGBT Catholics feel welcome in a church that has often shunned them.

published on : 21st October 2018

Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Defrocking is considered the harshest penalty for priests within the Church and means the offender is forbidden from exercising any clerical duties at all, even in private.

published on : 13th October 2018
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