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Pope accepts abuse resignation of Chilean cardinal

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Chilean cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, who agreed to step down after being accused of covering up sexual abuse by priests, the Vatican said.

Pope accepts abuse resignation of Chile cardinal Ezzati: Vatican

Vatican City - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Chilean Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, who had agreed to step down along with his country's bishops over sexual abuse cases and their cover-up, the Vatican said Saturday.

Help southern Africa cyclone victims, says pope

Vatican City - Pope Francis expressed his pain Wednesday at the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and called for "comfort and support" for victims of the disaster.

Convicted French cardinal expected to resign at meeting with pope

Vatican City - Pope Francis met Monday with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, France's highest-ranking Catholic official, who was expected to tender his resignation after receiving a six-month suspended jail sentence for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his au...

C. Africa president meets pope, sticks by troubled peace deal

Vatican City - Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera, during a visit to the Vatican Tuesday, stood by his country's peace deal the day after several militia groups rejected it and the new government.

Vatican to open secret archives of WWII pope in 2020

Vatican City - Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open the secret archives of the wartime pontiff Pius XII in March next year, which could shed light on why the Catholic Church failed to intervene more against the Holocaust.

Vatican to open archives of WWII pope Pius XII in 2020

Vatican City - Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open the secret archives of Pius XII in March next year, which could shed light on his actions during World War II.

After abuse summit, victims press Vatican for action

Vatican City - After a historic Vatican summit on child sexual abuse by priests, campaigners are demanding that the Catholic Church now turns words and resolutions into action.

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed'

Vatican City - A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests accused of sexually abusing children were destroyed or never even drawn up in a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.

Cardinal calls for global recognition of sex abuse in Catholic Church

Vatican City - A leading cardinal acknowledged the global scale of the child sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church on Friday, on the second day of a landmark summit at the Vatican on tackling paedophilia in the clergy.

Sex abuse survivors describe horrors to world's bishops

Vatican City - Survivors of clerical paedophilia related their traumatic experiences to the world's top bishops on Thursday at a landmark summit at the Vatican on the protection of minors.

Pope demands action at landmark Vatican summit on abuse

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Thursday opened a landmark Vatican summit on fighting child sex abuse, calling for "concrete measures" and handing top Catholic bishops a roadmap to tackling paedophilia in the church.

Signal summit on sex abuse opens at Vatican

Vatican City - Pope Francis kicks off a red-letter global child protection summit Thursday for reflections on the sex abuse crisis, while victims tired of hearing pledges for change clamour for incisive reforms.

Cardinals blame 'homosexual agenda' for abuse crisis

Vatican City - Two cardinals criticised on Wednesday Pope Francis's approach to the clerical paedophilia crisis, saying "abuse of power" was not to blame but homosexuality."We turn to you with deep distress!

World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

Vatican City - Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church.

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal for sex abuse of minor

Vatican City - Pope Francis has defrocked a former cardinal in a first for the Roman Catholic church over accusations American Theodore McCarrick sexually abused a teenager 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday.

Nuns 'sex slaves' scandal fresh blow to Catholic church

Vatican City - Pope Francis's public admission that priests have used nuns as "sexual slaves" -- and may still be doing so -- marks a new chapter in the abuse crisis rocking the Catholic church.

Pope Francis urges 'respect' for Yemen truce accord

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday called for urgent "respect" for a ceasefire accord in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid through in the conflict-weary country.

Pope Francis: reaching out to Muslims

Vatican City - Pope Francis has made dialogue with Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, which began in 2013, and visited several countries with large Muslim populations.

Pope says 'happy to write new page in history' with UAE visit

Vatican City - Pope Francis said he was looking to write a new page in the history of relations between religions with his visit to the United Arab Emirates from Sunday."I am happy ...
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