Pope Francis

Pope's decree holds Bishops directly accountable for sex abuse, cover ups

Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday, making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up.

published on : 10th May 2019

Church must help others overcome 'fears' about migration: Pope Francis

Pope Francis tells Central American bishops that the Catholic Church must work to help others overcome their "fears and suspicions" about migration.

published on : 25th January 2019

Pope demotes two cardinals over sex abuse

Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his inner circle of advisers. One, George Pell, faces trial for sex abuse; the other is accused of covering up abuse in Chile.

published on : 13th December 2018

Pope asks US bishops to delay sex abuse reform vote

In a surprise turn of events, US bishops gathered for their fall assembly in Baltimore delayed any votes to tackle sex abuse that has rocked the Catholic Church after Pope Francis' request.

published on : 13th November 2018

Pope calls meeting of key bishops on sexual abuse

published on : 13th September 2018

US cardinal Theodore McCarrick steps down amid sexual abuse scandal

Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, one of the U.S. Catholic Church's most prominent figures who has been at the centre of a widening sexual abuse scandal

published on : 28th July 2018

Myanmar welcomes Pope Francis

Pope Francis lands in Yangon for the start of a delicate visit for the world’s most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar.

published on : 27th November 2017

Pope Francis implicitly criticizes U.S. for leaving Paris climate accord

Pope Francis backs science and implicitly criticizes the United States for pulling out of the Paris climate accord. 

published on : 16th October 2017

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell charged over sexual assaults

Australian police charge the Vatican's treasurer, Australian Cardinal George Pell, with multiple sexual assault offences.

published on : 29th June 2017

Pope's consideration of ordaining married men finds support

Parishioners in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico say they support Pope Francis in considering to ordain older married men as priests in isolated communities as a way to tackle a shortage of clergy.

published on : 11th March 2017