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Pope Francis prays for peace in Middle East on Christmas

December 25, 2015 5:53 pm

Pope Francis issued a plenary indulgence for all Catholics in hopes of spreading the church's message of mercy in a world torn by war, poverty and extremist attacks.

Pope Francis pledges to continue reforms in face of leaks

November 09, 2015 7:35 am

The pope underlined that the leaked documents were the result of the reform course that he began and that measures had already been taken to address problems, "with some visible results."

Pope urges religious collaboration in marking anniversary

October 28, 2015 4:31 pm

Francis said the rise of terrorism had fomented suspicion and condemnation about religion.

Pope Francis begs forgiveness for 'scandals' hitting Rome, Vatican

October 15, 2015 11:12 am

On the eve of Francis' big and contentious meeting on family issues, a Vatican monsignor came out as gay and, with his boyfriend by his side, denounced homophobia in the Catholic Church.

Vatican fires gay priest on eve of world's bishops meeting

October 03, 2015 7:31 pm

Despite his dismissal, Charamsa remains a priest, although Lombardi hinted that his superiors could take further action.

Pope Francis to release Pop-Rock album 'Wake Up!'

September 26, 2015 10:58 am

Pope Francis, who is currently on a visit to the United States, debuted a song called "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!" on Rolling Stone's website Friday.

Vatican could compensate sexual abuse victims of ex-Dominican ambassador

September 20, 2015 8:42 am

Wesolowski died August 28 of an apparent heart attack as he was awaiting trial in a Vatican court for allegedly abusing minors.

Before Francis, long line of popes voiced environment alarm

June 11, 2015 6:01 pm

On the whole, the church's environmental message has been articulated for years, though it has gotten lost in other issues.

Two 19th century nuns canonized by the Pontiff are the first Arabic-speaking Catholic saints

May 17, 2015 7:43 pm

The Vatican said last week it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine, two years after recognising it as a state.

Red Cross,Vatican 'helped thousands of Nazis escape': Book

May 27, 2011 11:10 am

The Vatican has always refused to comment on its wartime activities.