The Papacy

 

Spanish judge charges 10 Catholic priests with child sexual abuse

MADRID - Ten Spanish priests were charged with child sexual abuse on Tuesday, in a case brought after Pope Francis telephoned the victim to offer the Church's apology, court documents showed.

Pope tells new cardinals to be humble, shun parties

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has told the men he will elevate to the high rank of cardinal next month to be humble and shun lavish parties in their honour, saying they can do more damage than alcohol on an empty stomach.

World, 23 Jan 2015

Pope seeks to clarify breeding 'like rabbits' remark

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Wednesday sought to clarify his remark that Catholics should not breed "like rabbits," saying economic injustice - not large families - was the real cause of poverty.

World, Oddly Enough 21 Jan 2015

Pope says Serra canonisation in Washington; no California visit

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, an 19 - Pope Francis said on Monday his U.S. trip in September will be limited to Washington, New York and Philadelphia and he will not go to California to canonise Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest who founded missions there.

World, Spain, 19 Jan 2015

Pope says birth control ban doesn't mean breed 'like rabbits'

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Catholics should not feel they have to breed "like rabbits" because of the Church's ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods.

World, 19 Jan 2015

Pope finishes Asian tour after huge, rain-soaked Mass in Manila

MANILA - Pope Francis left the Philippines on Monday, ending a week-long trip to Asia that culminated with a rain-soaked Mass for about seven million people in the capital of Asia's most populous Catholic nation, the largest-ever crowd for a papal event. | Video

World, 19 Jan 2015

Pope Manila Mass drew record crowd of six to seven million - Vatican

MANILA - Pope Francis concluded his trip to Asia on Sunday with an open-air Mass for a rain-drenched crowd in Manila that the Vatican and the government said drew up to seven million people, the largest ever for a papal event. | Video

World, 18 Jan 2015

Listen to women more, don't be macho, Pope tells men

MANILA - Pope Francis said on Sunday men should listen to women's ideas more and not be male chauvinists.

World, 18 Jan 2015

Papal text says man betrays God by destroying the environment

MANILA - Pope Francis waded into the global debate on climate change and the environment on Sunday, saying in the text of a speech that man was destroying nature and betraying God's calling to be stewards of creation.

World, 18 Jan 2015

Pope to conclude Asian trip with huge outdoor Mass in Manila

MANILA - Pope Francis wraps up his Asian trip on Sunday with an outdoor Mass expected to draw one of the largest crowds in Philippine history. | Video

World, 17 Jan 2015

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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