Pope Francis

Pope joins shamans, monks and evangelicals to highlight Mongolia's faith diversity, harmony

According to statistics by the Catholic nonprofit group Aid to the Church in Need, Mongolia is 53 per cent Buddhist, 39 per cent atheist, 3 per cent Muslim, 3 per cent Shaman and 2 per cent Christian.

published on : 3rd September 2023

Pope starts Mongolia visit by praising the country's religious freedom dating back to Genghis Khan

Francis is visiting Mongolia to minister to its tiny Catholic community of 1,450 people and make a diplomatic foray into a region where the Holy See has long had troubled relations

published on : 2nd September 2023

Vatican appoints pontifical delegate for Ernakulam-Angamaly Archeparchy

Appointed Archbishop Cyril Vasil S J currently serves as the Bishop of the Eparchy of Košice in the Slovak Greek Catholic Church in Slovakia. 

published on : 1st August 2023

Church sex abuse revelations are 'unwelcome distraction' as Pope Francis visits scandal-hit Portugal

During a live television broadcast, the experts reported in February that at least 4,815 boys and girls had been abused by the Portuguese Catholic Church since 1950, most aged 10-14.

published on : 27th July 2023

Pope recognizes China's unilateral appointment of Shanghai bishop, three months after the fact

The announcement came after the Holy See conceded in April that it had learned of Shen's appointment to lead the Catholic Church in Shanghai from media accounts.

published on : 15th July 2023

Argentina archbishop says he made mistakes in handling abuse allegations against priest

The case has drawn allegations by critics that Fernández tried to protect the priest, a charge that he has denied.

published on : 10th July 2023

Jesuits expel prominent priest Rupnik after allegations of abuse against adult women

Rupnik is one of the most celebrated religious artists in the Catholic Church, whose mosaics decorate churches and basilicas around the world, including at the Vatican.

published on : 15th June 2023

Pope Francis to undergo surgery to treat intestinal blockage

Francis has no choice but to treat the intestinal issue, despite saying that he had not responded well to the general anaesthetic used during a surgery he underwent two years ago.

published on : 7th June 2023