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The Pope has commuted the prison sentence of a Spanish priest convicted in July of disclosing Vatican information and said that he should be freed. In a trial dubbed 'Vatileaks II', Monsigor Angel Lu...

Scotland's most senior Catholic priest has welcomed a decision by Pope Francis to launch a fact finding mission into sexual misconduct allegations made against Scotland's most senior Catholic priest...

Pope Francis has described 29 people killed by gunmen targeting a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday as "martyrs". Leading thousands of people in prayer for the victims at the Vatican ...

Pope Francis may not return to the Philippines for his 2016 International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), according to Archbishop Pierro Marini. GMA Cebu reported that Archbishop Pierro Marini, the presi...

Pope Francis has pledged to donate $500,000 to support Church-run educational, medical and agricultural projects in war-torn South Sudan. The Catholic humanitarian organisation Caritas Internationali...

Pope Francis is expected to make a dramatic intervention on climate change later this week, releasing his first major teaching letter, known as an encyclical, o According to the New York Times, the e...

An American art museum says it hopes a special portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made from colourful condoms will begin a conversation about AIDS in African countri The Milwaukee Art Museum, in Wisconsin...

Pope Francis has been praised by commentators on the fifth anniversary of his papacy for improving the image of Catholicism outside the Church. While the Vatican's Secretary of State praised him for ...

Pope Francis has lauded the strength and religious passion of Paraguayan women while visiting the country's most important pilgrimage site. Thousands of his fellow Argentines joined hundreds of thous...

The Pope has prayed at Armenia's genocide memorial one day after surprisingly branding an Ottoman-era massacre of Armenians a century ago a planned "genocide." Francis also laid flowers at the monume...

Pope Francis is praying for those affected by a deadly avalanche in central Italy, as the Ansa news agency has quoted police who say eight people have been According to the state television broadcas...

Pope Francis has prayed for the seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher, who is in critically ill in hospital. The racer spent six months in an induced coma in 2014 after suffering a serious head i...

Pope Francis has used his Sunday address to the crowds in St. Peter's Square to pray for peace. It's as violence continues between Israel and Palestine.Israeli air strikes have been bombarding Gaza f...

Pope Francis has said he is making "fervent prayers" for the 44 crew aboard the missing submarine in Argentina. The Argentine pontiff's prayers come as Argentina's Navy doubled its search for the sai...

Pope Francis said he will skip luxury life in the papal villa and stay in the Vatican guesthouse instead after revealing he hasn't taken a formal holiday since According to The Times, his last holid...

Pope Francis has concluded his extraordinary summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing to confront abusers with "the wrath of God". Francis also pledged to end the cover-ups by their superiors ...

Pope Francis has effectively stripped US clergyman Theodore McCarrick of his cardinal's rank following allegations of sexual abuse including against an 11-year- The Vatican announced on Saturday that...

Pope Francis has appointed a Vatican official to oversee the Catholic Church on Guam after allegations of sexual abuse.  A number of allegations of sexual abuse have been made against the Pacific is...

Pope Francis is drawing raffle tickets today for gifts he's donated to help the poor. The Holy Father's received several gifts during his papacy, which began in March 2013.He decided last year to don...

The Pope has challenged the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haydar al-Abadi, on the treatment of Christians in the country. Francis held a "cordial" meeting with the leader at the Vatican on Wednesday mornin...