The Papacy

 

Pope condemns Jerusalem synagogue attack

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ROME - Pope Francis has condemned an attack by two Palestinians who killed four rabbis and a policeman in a Jerusalem synagogue, and expressed concern about rising tension and violence in the city. | Video

Pope Francis plans to visit United States next year

VATICAN CITY/PHILADELPHIA - Pope Francis announced on Monday he would make his first visit to the United States next year, travelling to Philadelphia where he will celebrate an outdoor mass before an audience expected to number in the millions.

World, 17 Nov 2014

End of communism not all good for Christianity - Vatican

Nov 17 - The end of communist rule in Europe, which began 25 years ago this month, was not all positive for Christianity because it brought tensions between Rome and Russia back to the surface, a senior Vatican official said on Monday.

World, 17 Nov 2014

Pope Francis warns of 'social emergency' after Rome clashes

ROME - Pope Francis warned on Sunday of a "social emergency" after violent protests against a migrant reception centre in Rome highlighted growing social tensions in disadvantaged areas of the Italian capital.

World, 16 Nov 2014

Pope to visit typhoon-devastated area during Philippines trip

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will visit the Philippines region devastated by Typhoon Haiyan last year, with four million people still homeless, when he makes his second trip to Asia in January, the Vatican said on Friday.

World, 14 Nov 2014

Pope laments 'murder' of missing Mexican students

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his sorrow at what he said is clearly the murder of 43 missing Mexican students, though the government has yet to officially declare them dead after their abduction and apparent massacre in the southwest of the country in late September. | Video

World, 12 Nov 2014

Pope sets up commission to deal with sex abuse appeals

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has set up a new commission to handle appeals by priests who have been disciplined for sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

World, 11 Nov 2014

Pope demotes outspoken American conservative cardinal

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Saturday demoted an outspoken conservative American cardinal who has been highly critical of the pontiff's reformist leadership of the Roman Catholic Church.

World, 08 Nov 2014

Vatican official condemns Maynard assisted suicide case in U.S.

VATICAN CITY - A Vatican bioethics official on Tuesday condemned the death by assisted suicide of American Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill 29-year-old who ended her life over the weekend, as an undignified "absurdity."

World, 05 Nov 2014

Vatican official condemns Maynard assisted suicide case in U.S.

VATICAN CITY - A Vatican bioethics official on Tuesday condemned the death by assisted suicide of American Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill 29-year-old who ended her life over the weekend, as an undignified "absurdity".

World, 04 Nov 2014

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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