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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.

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.

Mozambique priest says pope to visit this year

Maputo - A senior Mozambican priest said Sunday that Pope Francis will visit the southern African nation this year, the first papal visit to Mozambique since 1988. "I can tell you a secret... this year we will receive a very special visit.

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.

Polish paedophile priests exposed in new report

Warsaw - A foundation supporting victims of paedophile priests in Poland on Thursday released a report documenting nearly 400 cases of sex abuse by clergymen in the staunchly Catholic country.

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.

Vatican envoys meet sex abuse victims ahead of conference

Rome - Vatican representatives met Wednesday with victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests a day ahead of a landmark conference on the protection of minors, the Holy See said.

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!

Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justice

Paris - After years of struggling alone or finding support in national groups, survivors of sex abuse by priests have formed a new international alliance to pressure the Catholic Church to face up to its crimes.

'I obeyed like a robot': Abuse survivor tells of predator priest

Paris - Denise Buchanan was 17 when she was raped by a seminarian who continued to abuse her when he became a priest in her native Jamaica. The Catholic Church, she says, has offered her nothing but their "prayers".

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.

Sex abuse crusaders graduate from Vatican university

Rome - "So many children have been abused," sighs Vincent Moba, a Zambian Catholic priest who has just graduated from Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University with a diploma in safeguarding children.

Polish archbishop meets victims of paedophile priests

Warsaw - Polish Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki on Wednesday said he had met with several victims of church sex abuse ahead of a Vatican meeting on the issue later this month.

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 admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

Pope Francis admitted Tuesday that Catholic priests and bishops had sexually abused nuns, the latest scandal to rock the church.

Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

Pope Francis admitted Tuesday that priests and bishops in the Catholic Church had sexually abused nuns.

Pope Francis holds historic public mass in UAE

Abu Dhabi - Pope Francis held a historic public mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at a stadium in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, capping the first ever papal visit to the Gulf where Islam was born.

Pope Francis arrives to hold public mass in UAE

Abu Dhabi - Pope Francis arrived at an Abu Dhabi sports stadium Tuesday to hold a public mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics on the first ever papal visit to the Muslim Gulf.

Pope calls for end to wars in Middle East in Gulf trip

Abu Dhabi - Pope Francis on Monday called for an end to wars in the Middle East during the first visit by the head of the Catholic church to the birthplace of Islam -- the Arabian Peninsula.

Pope Francis lands in UAE for historic visit

Abu Dhabi - Pope Francis landed in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for the first ever visit by a pontiff to the Arabian Peninsula -- the birthplace of Islam.

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.
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