Pope Francis' 'zero tolerance' policy on paedophiliaFor the first time, the Vatican is holding a criminal trial on paedophilia charges. The case involves a former Vatican ambassador accused of sexually abusing boys while serving…
Pope calls for urgent action on climate change in encyclicalPope Francis called for urgent action on climate change on Thursday in his much anticipated encyclical on the environment.
VATICAN - PALESTINIANS
Pope Francis canonises two Palestinian nunsPope Francis on Sunday canonised two Palestinian nuns who lived during the 19th century, amid a show of support for the occupied territories and a renewed interest in restarting…
Raul Castro thanks Pope Francis for role in thaw with USCuban President Raul Castro on Sunday thanked Pope Francis for brokering the thaw between Havana and Washington and said the pope so impressed him that he might return to the…
France stands by gay envoy as Vatican goes silentFrance said Wednesday it was standing by its choice to send a gay diplomat to the Vatican despite three months of silence from the Holy See over the appointment.
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Turkish anger at Pope's 'genocide' remarksLive from the newsroom, Oliver Farry selects the best of today's international newspaper headlines.
FRANCE - VATICAN
France in showdown with Vatican over gay ambassadorThree months after appointing an openly gay diplomat as France's ambassador to the Vatican, Paris is still waiting for the green light from Rome.
Pope rails against crime and corruption in NaplesPope Francis visited one of Naples’ most violent and drug-infested neighbourhoods on Saturday and urged residents not to let organised crime and corrupt politicians rob them of…
Vatican backs the use of force to stop IS group 'genocide'The Vatican's envoy to the United Nations in Geneva has endorsed military action against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria -- an unusual move because the Vatican…
Two years of Pope FrancisPope Francis was elected at a time when the Vatican was mired in scandal and facing mounting criticism over its resistance to change. Two years into the job, Francis has been…
Video: The 'tender' revolution of Pope FrancisPope Francis began the year with an overhaul of the Vatican’s scandal-ridden bank and ended it with a scathing critique of the Vatican’s power-hungry bureaucracy.
Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough.…