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  • Pope says he shares outrage over clergy abuse cover-up   

    Dublin : Pope Francis said at the start of a visit to Ireland on Saturday that he shares the outrage of rank-and-file Catholics over the failure of church authorities to punish the “repugnant crimes” of priests who raped and molested children.

  • Pope seeks global help for Kerala

    Vatican City : Pope Francis on Sunday called for solidarity and help from the international community for people affected by flooding in Kerala which has caused widespread death and destruction.

  • Sexual abuse accusations criminal and morally reprehensible: Vatican City

    Vatican City: The Vatican broke its silence about a grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuse of thousands of children by over 300 priests in the US state of Pennsylvania, calling the accusations “criminal and morally reprehensible”.

  • Pope Francis declares death penalty ‘inadmissible’ in all cases

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has decided to change the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on death penalty, by declaring it as “inadmissible” and encouraging his Bishops across the world to push for its abolition, the Vatican said on Thursday. The Catechism of the Church, which sums up the teachings, previously stated that death penalty could be used in some cases. But it now called the death term “inadmissible because it is an attack

  • Pope: Death penalty inadmissible in Catholic teaching

    Vatican City : Pope Francis has declared the death penalty “inadmissible” in an update of Catholic believers’ most important guide to Church teaching, the catechism, the Vatican announced on Thursday.

  • Aussie bishop convicted of sex abuse coverup resigns

    Vatican City : Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resigna­tion of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordi­nary Catholics, priests and even the Australian Prime Minister.

  • Pope Francis begins purge in Chile church over sex abuse scandal

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the bishop at the center of Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal and two others as he launches the purge of a church that has lost its credibility under an avalanche of accusations of abuse and cover-up.

  • ‘One-time shot’ for peace with North Korea: Trump

    La Malbaie (Canada) : US President Donald Trump predicted on Sunday that he would know within a minute of meeting Kim Jong Un whether his “one-time shot” at peace with the rNorth Korean leade had a chance of succeeding.

  • All Chilean bishops quit over child abuse scandal

     Vatican City  : Thirty-four Chilean bishops announced their resignation on Friday over a child sex abuse scandal within the Church in Chile after three days of intense meetings with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

  • France warns of new disaster looming in Syria’s Idlib region

    Paris : French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned on Sunday that a new humanitarian disaster was looming in Syria, in the rebel-held region of Idlib, seen as the next possible target of the regime’s fightback.

  • Pope Francis discusses peace with South Sudan delegation 

    Vatican City : Pope Francis has met representatives of the South Sudan Council of Churches and discussed how to promote peace in a country ravaged by a bloody four-year civil war. “The Pope holds the suffering people of South Sudan in his heart,” said Council Secretary James Oyet Latansio following the Vatican meeting with Francis on Friday.

  • Pope: Fake news linked to greed, thirst for power

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Wednesday linked fake news to the human desires of greed and thirst for power, and called on journalists to counter the phenomenon.

  • Pope Francis apologises for clerical sexual abuse in Chile

    Santiago : Pope Francis has apologised for ‘irreparable damage’ done to children who were raped and molested by priests in Chile. According to the Deutsche Welle, on his first day of a week-long Latin-America trip, Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his “pain and shame” for the “damage” caused by priests who sexually abused children in the country.

  • Pope Francis pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

    Vatican City: Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass urged the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are “driven from their land” because of leaders willing to shed “innocent blood”.