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Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments

The Vatican is one of only 17 countries around the world that recognises Taipei instead of Beijing but Pope Francis has sought to improve ties with China since he took office in 2013. 

published on : 22nd September 2018

Pope Francis to honour victims of Nazi and Soviet occupations in Baltic amid abuse crisis

The pontiff will also visit mainly Protestant Latvia on Monday and secular Estonia on Tuesday as all three Baltic states mark 100 years of independence this year.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal seeks Pope Francis' permission to step down temporarily

Franco Mullakal has written to the Pope expressing his desire to step down temporarily from the responsibilities of the diocese and has sought permission for the same, Jalandhar diocese said.

published on : 17th September 2018

Pope Francis intends to visit Japan in 2019

The Argentine pontiff has repeatedly voiced a desire to visit Japan, home to some 450,000 Roman Catholics.

published on : 12th September 2018

Pope Francis calls senior bishops for 'child protection' meeting in February

The meeting of Episcopal Conference presidents will be held at the Vatican from February 21 to 24, the C9 cardinals' conference that advises the pope on reform said in a statement.

published on : 12th September 2018

Pope Francis warns of 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Syrian rebel bastion

The pontiff said there were still "winds of war" and "unsettling news about the risk of a possible humanitarian catastrophe in the province of Idlib."

published on : 2nd September 2018

US priest sex victims urge Vatican to publish list of accused

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to Washington had accused Pope Francis of ignoring sexual abuse allegations against prominent US cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

published on : 31st August 2018

McCarrick sexual abuse case: Pope Francis laments abuse in Vatican appearance

Francis presided over his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square and spoke about his weekend trip to Ireland, where the abuse scandal has devastated the Catholic Church's credibility.

published on : 29th August 2018

Vatican rolls back on Pope Francis' remarks on psychiatric help for gay children

The pope had added that ignoring a child who showed homosexual tendencies was an "error of fatherhood or motherhood".

published on : 28th August 2018

Pope Francis refuses to comment on claim he personally ignored archbishop sexual abuse

Before 45,000 supporters at the rain-soaked Knock shrine in the west of Ireland on Sunday, the pope spoke of the "open wound" of the scandals.

published on : 27th August 2018
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