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Pope Francis to visit Romania: Vatican

Vatican City - Pope Francis will visit Romania for three days from May 31 to June 2, the Vatican announced on Friday.

Pope vows justice for victims of 'vile' sex abuse

Vatican City - Pope Francis vowed justice for victims of clerical sex abuse Monday, describing paedophilia as one of the "vilest" crimes ahead of a historic global meet on the crisis roiling the church.

Pope urges EU to show 'solidarity' with migrants stranded off Malta

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show "concrete solidarity" with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.

Pope urges EU leaders to show solidarity with migrants off Malta

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show "concrete solidarity" with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.

Marketing cannot restore church image after abuse crisis: pope

Vatican City - Pope Francis issued a warning to US bishops on Thursday, saying in a letter that using marketing tricks or flow charts would not restore trust in the Catholic church following the sex abuse crisis.

Conditions for papal visit to Iraq 'not yet met': Vatican

Vatican City - The conditions for a possible visit to Iraq by Pope Francis have not yet been met, the Vatican number two said on Wednesday, citing concerns about the possibility of a terrorist attack targeting the pontiff.

Politics is not just for the rulers, says Pope

Vatican City - Politics is not reserved just for those who rule but must involve everyone, Pope Francis said Tuesday."We do not think that politics is reserved only for rulers," he said.

Vatican spokesman and his deputy resign

Vatican City - The Vatican on Monday announced the resignations of its spokesman and his deputy, without giving any explanation.

Pope urges more 'sharing and giving' in Christmas mass

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday assailed the "insatiable greed" of today's consumerism, calling on people in his Christmas homily to make "sharing and giving" more a part of their lives."Mankind became greedy and voracious," the leader of the world's 1.

Pope urges 'fraternity' in Christmas message

Vatican City - Pope Francis called for peace and "fraternity" and Queen Elizabeth II warned against "tribalism", as millions across the world celebrated Christmas on Tuesday -- after US President Donald Trump caused a festive furore by raising doubts about Santa Clau...

Pope vows Church will 'never again' ignore abuse accusations

Vatican City - Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will never again treat abuse allegations without "seriousness and promptness", calling on abusers to hand themselves in to police.

Pope accepts US bishop's resignation over 'misconduct' with minor

Vatican City - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Alexander Salazar over his "misconduct" with a minor, the Vatican said Wednesday.

Pope says Xmas not about consumerism

Vatican City - Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christmas cannot just be about swapping presents and indulging in a massive consumer binge, urging the faithful to remember its original purpose to mark Christ's birth.

Pope Francis warns against nationalism, xenophobia

Vatican City - Pope Francis has warned politicians of the dangers of exploiting nationalism and fear of foreigners to undermine the trust essential to their task of binding societies together, not dividing them.

Pope removes scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle

Vatican City - Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandals and ahead of a Church-wide meeting on the "protection of minors" next year.

Pope to visit United Arab Emirates in February

Vatican City - Pope Francis, who has made boosting ties between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Abu Dhabi in February, the Vatican said Thursday, becoming the first ever pope to visit the Arabian peninsula.

Pope to visit United Arab Emirates in February

Vatican City - Pope Francis, who has made boosting ties between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February, the Vatican said Thursday.

Pope lights candle for children of Syria

Vatican City - Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday for victims of conflicts around the world, and in particular the children of war-torn Syria."Advent is a time of hope.

Gay 'trend' influencing the Catholic clergy: Pope

Vatican City - Pope Francis is "concerned" about what he described as the "serious issue" of homosexuality, saying in an interview published Saturday that being gay was a "fashion" to which the clergy is suspectible.

Pope reveals team picked to organise anti-paedophilia summit

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday revealed the organising team for a special meeting on the protection of children to be held in February, in response to the paedophilia scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church worldwide.
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