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Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Iraq's Mosul
by Catherine Marciano - March 7, 2021 - 4:30pm
Pope Francis prayed Sunday for "victims of war" outside a centuries-old church in Iraq's Mosul, where the Islamic State group ravaged one of the world's oldest Christian communities until the jihadists'...
Vatican admits mistakes, denies cover-up of US ex-cardinal abuse
by Catherine Marciano - November 10, 2020 - 11:36pm
A 450-page report on who knew what — and whether three consecutive popes overlooked McCarrick's abuse of at least one teenage boy and a number of male seminarians — said Polish pope John Paul II had ignored...
Pope's bodyguards criticized over slapping incident
by Catherine Marciano - January 3, 2020 - 7:58am
Pope Francis's attempt to wrest himself from the grasp of an ardent follower this week have left some asking -- where was the pontiff's security detail?
Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of 'unconditional love'
by Catherine Marciano - December 26, 2019 - 7:02am
"You may have mistaken ideas, you may have made a complete mess of things, but the Lord continues to love you."
WATCH: Pope leaves Japan after nuclear-dominated trip
by Catherine Marciano - November 26, 2019 - 6:52pm
Pope Francis left Japan Tuesday, bringing to an end a long-desired visit marked by messages on atomic power and weapons as he comforted survivors of nuclear bombings and accidents.
Pope Francis carries anti-nuclear message to Japan
by Catherine Marciano - November 23, 2019 - 3:00pm
Pope Francis arrives in Japan on Saturday, where he is expected to deliver a robust anti-nuclear message of peace in the only country to have suffered an atomic bomb attack.
Married priests question raises fears of Church split
by Catherine Marciano - October 10, 2019 - 12:33pm
An idea to fill empty pulpits in remote locations by allowing married men to become priests is bitterly dividing a Vatican assembly, with critics warning the emotive issue could fracture the Catholic Church.
Pope signs Jerusalem declaration on Morocco trip
by Catherine Marciano - March 31, 2019 - 2:25pm
Pope Francis on Saturday joined Morocco's King Mohammed VI in saying Jerusalem should be a "symbol of peaceful coexistence" for Christians, Jews and Muslims, on the first day of a visit to the North African cou...
Pope demands action at landmark Vatican summit on abuse
by Catherine Marciano - February 22, 2019 - 9:44am
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 pedophilia in the church.
World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit
by Catherine Marciano - February 17, 2019 - 1:46pm
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.
Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns
by Catherine Marciano - February 6, 2019 - 12:55pm
Pope Francis admitted Tuesday that Catholic priests and bishops had sexually abused nuns, the latest scandal to rock the church.
Pope Francis holds historic public mass in UAE
by Catherine Marciano - February 6, 2019 - 11:19am
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...
Pope and top Muslim cleric in joint call for freedom of belief
by Catherine Marciano - February 5, 2019 - 9:58am
Pope Francis and a top Muslim cleric Monday issued a joint call for freedom of belief during the first visit by the head of the Catholic church to the birthplace of Islam—the Arabian Peninsula.
Pope Francis makes history with Muslim dialogue in UAE
by Catherine Marciano - February 4, 2019 - 6:43pm
Pope Francis, the first leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to visit the Arabian Peninsula, will attend an interfaith meeting in the UAE on Monday as part of his outreach to Muslims.
Pope Francis lands in UAE for historic visit
by Catherine Marciano - February 4, 2019 - 8:06am
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 urges peace, 'fraternity' as millions celebrate Christmas
by Catherine Marciano - December 26, 2018 - 12:34am
Pope Francis called for peace and "fraternity" among peoples, as millions across the world celebrated Christmas on yesterday while US President Donald Trump caused a festive furore by asking a child whether he still...
Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravity
by Catherine Marciano - October 29, 2018 - 2:23am
Pope Francis has vowed to end clerical sexual abuse, but bishops from Asia and Africa have shown a mixed response to a scandal some have termed a "Western problem".
Pope says youth 'outraged' by clergy sex scandals
by Catherine Marciano - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Pope Francis on yesterday admitted the clerical sex abuse scandals have put off some young people who believe the Catholic Church has not expressed enough condemnation.
Pope 'begs for God's forgiveness' for sexual abuse scandal
by Catherine Marciano - August 27, 2018 - 1:23am
Pope Francis "begged for God's forgiveness" on yesterday for multiple abuse scandals within the Irish church but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior...
Pope to hold giant mass in Dublin as abuse victims rally
by Catherine Marciano - August 26, 2018 - 6:08pm
Pope Francis will visit an Irish shrine and hold a giant mass in Dublin on Sunday as he wraps up a visit overshadowed by abuse scandals and cover-ups in the Catholic Church.
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