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Pope Francis has approved a Church day of remembrance and prayer for abuse victims. The pontiff's allowing Catholic bishops in individual countries to decide what day it should be on, rather than put...

Pope Francis has given his support to some sort of military action in Iraq but not unilateral bombing by America. The Holy Father said: "In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression, I can onl...

Pope Francis has wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be aroun According to Reuters, Francis, who turn...

Pope Francis has excommunicated a convicted paedophile from the Catholic Church. Argentinian Jose Mercau was the priest at St John the Baptist Church in the San Isidro diocese, which is on the outski...

Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes and tobacco inside Vatican City, starting at the beginning of the New Year. A statement released on Thursday by Greg Burke, director of the Holy See pre...

Pope Francis is expected to highlight the persecution of Christians in the Middle East during his three day visit. It is only the fourth visit by a Pope to the majority Islamic country.The pontiff is...

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the centre of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal as he launches the purge of a church that has lost i A Vatican statement said Francis had a...

Pope Francis is starting his five day trip to Asia by meeting the South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The Holy Father is making the first papal visit to South Korea in 25 years.After meeting the Ko...

The Pope has begged forgiveness from Catholics subjected to sex abuse by members of the clergy. During his first meeting with a group of a victims from Britain, Ireland and Germany, the Pontiff also ...

Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the "sins and failings" of the Church and its member during the Rwanda genocide, in a meeting with the country's pres The pontiff and President Paul Kagame,...

Pope Francis has denounced how society puts up "invisible walls" to marginalise sinners and criminals as he brought World Youth Day to Panama's juvenile delinqu Francis celebrated an emotional penite...

Pope Francis has blessed the eyes of a five-year-old girl who is gradually going blind. Lizzy Myers and her family, from Ohio, had special seats for the pontiff's general audience.Francis spent sever...

Pope Francis has helped unify victims of Colombia's 50-year conflict with their former persecutors, presiding over a prayer for reconciliation. In his 5 day pilgrimage to the nation, he prayed with v...

Pope Francis has said fake and sensationalised news a sin. The Pope told the Italian Periodical Press Union and the Italian Federation of Catholic Weeklies that dredging up old scandals too was one o...

Pope Francis has insisted he will act against any sex abuse cases within the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis is calling for "decisive action" in the fight against sex abuse of minors by priests. ...

The Pope has warned that a nuclear war between the US and North Korea could begin accidentally, and has called for a ban on nuclear weapons. Speaking at the Vatican on Monday, Pope Francis also urged...

In his 2013 World Communications Day message the pontiff's said Twitter and Facebook could be used as "portals of truth and faith" in increasingly secular times The Pope wants social media to be used...

Pope Francis has urged governments in central America to quickly find a solution for thousands of Cubans who have fled their country for the United States, but Issues have arrived after Nicaragua ha...

Pope Francis has appealed for peace in the South American country of Venezuela after four weeks of political unrest which have left 29 people dead. Opposition members have accused socialist President...

Pope Francis has called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, "beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria" and extending to the enti Francis reflected on the power of Chri...