VATICAN CITY Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country's health.
VATICAN CITY, May 18 Pope Francis paid tribute
on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying
media freedom is a key indicator of a country's health.
ROME A close aide to Pope Francis has drawn the ire of Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini by climbing down a manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of homeless people living in an occupied building.
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed. | Video
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said on Tuesday more study was needed on the role of women deacons in the early Christian Church, which eventually could affect decisions on the role of women today.
SKOPJE Pope Francis on Tuesday implicitly blessed efforts by North Macedonia and other Balkan countries to join the European Union, saying Skopje could look to its most famous daughter, Mother Teresa, as a stimulus to build a common destiny. | Video
SOFIA, Bulgaria Pope Francis said on Monday the plight of suffering immigrants and refugees was "the cross of humanity," taking up their case for the second day of a visit to Bulgaria that has put him at odds with the government.
SOFIA Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to address wealth inequality and low birth rates which he said had created an "ice curtain" between Europe's richer and poorer states and was fuelling emigration.
VATICAN CITY/RAKOVSKI, BULGARIA Pope Francis starts a trip on Sunday to Bulgaria and North Macedonia where he will have to tread carefully because of sensitive relations with the dominant Eastern Orthodox Church in the two Balkan countries where Catholics are a tiny minority.
VATICAN CITY A group of 19 Catholic priests and academics have urged bishops to denounce Pope Francis as a heretic, in the latest ultra-conservative broadside against the pontiff over a range of topics from communion for the divorced to religious diversity. | Video