The Papacy

 

Pope summons Mideast envoys to Rome over Islamist advance

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

Pope sacks Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting abuser priest

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has dismissed a Paraguayan bishop accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young people, the Vatican said on Thursday.

World, 25 Sep 2014

Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican on Tuesday arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic, the first-ever arrest inside the city state on charges of paedophilia.

World, 23 Sep 2014

Pope calls for global cooperation on migration crisis

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis called on Tuesday for countries to join forces to help the rising number of migrants, thousands of whom have died this year on perilous journeys to flee poverty and war.

World, 23 Sep 2014

Pope, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania, condemns Islamist militants

TIRANA Albania - Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said on Sunday no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armour of God".

World, 21 Sep 2014

Argentine President said received Islamic State threats

ROME - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said during a trip to the Vatican on Saturday she had received threats by the Islamic State due to her friendship with compatriot Pope Francis and for recognizing both Israel and Palestine.

World, 21 Sep 2014

Pope and Argentine president 'talk finance' in private at Vatican

VATICAN CITY - Argentine president Cristina Fernandez visited Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, where she said the compatriots talked about the global financial system and Argentina's economy over lunch.

World, 20 Sep 2014

Pope orders review of annulment process to simplify procedure

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has ordered a review aimed at simplifying the Church's procedures for annulments, the Vatican said on Saturday, a move that could make it easier for Catholics to end marriages.

World, 20 Sep 2014

Pope's Albania visit prompts long-awaited facelift for Tirana square

TIRANA - Pope Francis has worked a small miracle in Albania even before his arrival here on Sunday -- spurring bitter political foes to join forces to spruce up the rundown square where he will celebrate Mass.

World, 20 Sep 2014

Pope says world's many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three

REDIPUGLIA Italy - Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War, condemning the arms trade and "plotters of terrorism" sowing death and destruction. | Video

World, 14 Sep 2014

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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