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Pope Francis admits 'grave mistakes' in Chile sex abuse scandal

Vatican City - Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he had made "grave mistakes" in his handling of a sexual abuse scandal in Chile as he looks to quell the latest controversy to rock the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis admits 'grave errors' in Chile sex abuse scandal

Vatican City - Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he had made "grave mistakes in the assessment and perception of the situation" in Chile after reading the findings of an investigation into sexual abuse committed by the clergy in the country.

Pope hits out at critics of his pro-migrant policy

Vatican City - Pope Francis issued a warning to Catholics who criticise his calls to welcome migrants with open arms, in a much-awaited text published Monday.

Try stealing less, Italian League head tells Roma

Rome - International Roma Day inspired contrasting remarks on Sunday, as Pope Francis welcomed a chance to engage with the culture of an often marginalised group, while the leader of Italy's far-right League urged them to "steal less".

Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria after a suspected attack in an opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta killed dozens of people.

Pope 'ashamed' young to inherit fractured world

Rome - Pope Francis on Friday said he was "ashamed" that younger generations would inherit a world "fractured by divisions and wars".

Pope washes prisoners' feet in Holy Week ritual

Rome - Pope Francis washed prisoners' feet at a Rome jail on Thursday, including two Muslims, an Orthodox Christian and a Buddhist, once again choosing to celebrate Holy Thursday among Italy's incarcerated.

Pope washes prisoners' feet in Easter ritual

Rome - Pope Francis washed prisoners' feet at a Rome jail on Thursday, including two Muslims, an Orthodox Christian and a Buddhist, once again choosing to celebrate Holy Thursday among Italy's incarcerated.

China-Vatican deal on bishops not 'imminent': Vatican

Vatican City - A historic deal between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops is not "imminent," a Vatican spokesman said Thursday, contradicting a Beijing-approved bishop.

Pope urges young people not to remain silent

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday urged young people not to allow themselves to be silenced and to stand up for what they believe in, a day after more than a million people in the United States took part in student-led protests demanding tighter gun control.

Vatican communications chief quits over 'lettergate' row

Vatican City - The Vatican's communications chief resigned Wednesday amid a controversy over the alleged manipulation of a letter written by retired pope Benedict XVI about his successor Pope Francis.

Pope Francis says to visit Ireland in August

Vatican City - Pope Francis said Wednesday he will visit Ireland in August, the first trip to the country by a pontiff since John Paul II went there in 1979.

As Argentina opens abortion debate, pope urges defense of life

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis has sent a letter to the Argentine people asking them to defend life, at a time when the Congress of the South American country is considering a bill to decriminalize abortion.

Pope Francis in 10 quotes

Vatican City - Ten quotes that defined Pope Francis's papacy:- Humility - "Pray for me" -- pronounced at the end of every speech, because, he once explained, "I am a sinner too." His first tweet and first post on Instagram were versions of the mantra.

Five years on, Pope Francis under fire over sex abuse scandals

Vatican City - As Pope Francis marks the fifth year of his papacy next week, the pontiff once hailed as a fearless reformer is under fire for his handling of the sex abuse scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis: peacemaker and game-changer

Rome - Since taking charge of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, Pope Francis has transformed perceptions of an institution beset by scandals and plagued by self-doubt.

Vatican sexual abuse envoy completes Chile visit

Santiago - A top Vatican investigator, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, concluded a visit to Chile on Wednesday after meeting with sexual abuse victims in a case that created a major public controversy for Pope Francis.

Pope calls for immediate halt to Syria violence

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday called for an immediate end to violence in Syria to allow aid deliveries, especially in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta which has been hit by regime bombardment.

Vatican investigator meets Chile abuse victim in New York

New York - A high-profile victim of a disgraced pedophile priest said Saturday he was glad to finally be able to tell his story as the Vatican's top abuse investigator began a probe into an alleged cover-up in Chile.

Pope revives sexual abuse panel

Vatican City - The Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests.

Pope often meets 'devastated' sex abuse victims

Vatican City - Pope Francis holds regular private meetings with the victims of sex abuse by paedophile priests, the Vatican said Thursday, as the Catholic Church grapples with a scandal the pontiff has described as a "great humiliation"."It's horrible.

Pope praises Korean Olympic rapprochement

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Wednesday praised as a gesture for a "better world" plans for a joint parade Friday by delegations from South and North Korea to open the Winter Olympics.

Former pope Benedict ready for final 'pilgrimage'

Rome - Pope emeritus Benedict XVI hinted Wednesday that is is nearing death and ready for his final "pilgrimage" at the age of 90.

Pope was informed about accused Chilean bishop: ex-Vatican panel member

Vatican City - A former member of the Vatican's child protection panel said Tuesday that she sent Pope Francis a letter warning him about a Chilean bishop accused of covering up for a paedophile priest, contradicting the pontiff's previous remarks.

Pope offers peace token in meeting with Erdogan

Vatican City - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis on Monday while police enforced a protest ban in central Rome as feelings run high over Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria.

Erdogan meets pope as Rome bans protests

Vatican City - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis on Monday while police enforced a protest ban in central Rome as feelings run high over Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria.

Rome bans protests ahead of Erdogan talks with pope

Vatican City - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Pope Francis on Monday, with a protest ban imposed in central Rome as feelings run high over Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria.

Vatican 'closer to historic recognition of Beijing bishops'

Vatican City - The Vatican is moving closer to a historic agreement with China over the major stumbling bloc of who ordains bishops, a source close to the matter told AFP Friday, with seven Beijing-appointed bishops due to earn recognition.

Vatican 'closer to historic recognition of Beijing bishops'

Vatican City - The Vatican is moving closer to a historic agreement with China over the major stumbling bloc of who ordains bishops, a source close to the matter told AFP Friday, with seven Beijing-appointed bishops due to earn recognition.

Vatican's delicate China mission runs into trouble

Vatican City - Pope Francis is facing a complex row over the Vatican's warming ties with Communist China, which have sparked a new war of words with a Hong Kong cardinal and growing bitterness among some Chinese faithful.
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