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Pope Francis appoints Sri Lankan priest as secretary of PCID

Pope Francis appoints Sri Lankan priest as secretary of PCID

The PCID was established by Paul VI in 1964, with the aim of promoting dialogue with persons of other religions

Pope Francis seeks more 'freedom' in theology, dialogue with Islam

Pope Francis seeks more 'freedom' in theology, dialogue with Islam

Pope Francis is calling for a reform of the way theology is taught in Catholic schools, saying students must learn about dialogue with Ju...Read More

Pope Francis sounds racism alarm as EU nationalists win big

Pope Francis sounds racism alarm as EU nationalists win big

Vatican City: Pope Francis warned Monday against a rise of intolerance and racism as far-right nationalists and eurosceptic parties made ...Read More

Pope Francis gives church 19 new priests

Pope Francis gives church 19 new priests

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has given the church 19 new priests, ordaining the men in an elaborate ceremony Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica...Read More

Pope makes reporting sex abuse obligatory

Pope makes reporting sex abuse obligatory

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Thursday passed a measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it to t...Read More

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday ahead of foot-washing ritual

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Thursday ahead of foot-washing ritual

Vatican City: Pope Francis is ushering in the most solemn period in the Catholic liturgical calendar by celebrating a Holy Thursday Mass,...Read More

Pope Francis kisses feet of leaders for peace

Pope Francis kisses feet of leaders for peace

Vatican City: Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of South Sudan’s rival leaders, in an unprecedented act of humbleness to encourage t...Read More

Pope Francis warns Donald Trump about border wall

Pope Francis warns Donald Trump about border wall

Aboard the Papal plane: Pope Francis has issued a warning to US President Donald Trump and other political leaders, saying that those who...Read More

Report sex abuse claims, says Pope Francis

Report sex abuse claims, says Pope Francis

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Friday issued sweeping new sex abuse legislation for Vatican personnel and Holy See diplomats that requires...Read More

Convicted French cardinal Philippe Barbarin to tender resignation to Pope Francis             

Convicted French cardinal Philippe Barbarin to tender resignation to Pope Francis             

Vatican City: French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who received a six-month suspended jail sentence for failing to report sex abuse by a pr...Read More

‘Irreplaceable contribution’ of women: Pope Francis

‘Irreplaceable contribution’ of women: Pope Francis

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Friday hailed the “irreplaceable contribution of women in building a world that can be a home for all” to m...Read More

Pope Francis compares child sex abuse to human sacrifice

Pope Francis compares child sex abuse to human sacrifice

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Sunday compared the sexual abuse of children to human sacrifice as he addressed the Catholic Church’s top b...Read More

Pope demands action at Vatican summit on abuse

Pope demands action at Vatican summit on abuse

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Thursday opened a landmark Vatican summit on fighting child sex abuse, calling for “concrete measures” and...Read More

‘Concrete measures’ on sex abuse needed, Pope Francis tells Vatican summit

‘Concrete measures’ on sex abuse needed, Pope Francis tells Vatican summit

Vatican City: Pope Francis opened Thursday a landmark summit at the Vatican on fighting child sex abuse, saying that the world expected ‘...Read More

Sex abuse summit: World bishops head to Vatican

Sex abuse summit: World bishops head to Vatican

Vatican City: Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave...Read More

Pope Francis admits priests, bishops in Catholic Church sexually abused nuns

Pope Francis admits priests, bishops in Catholic Church sexually abused nuns

Aboard Papal Plane: Pope Francis admitted on Tuesday that priests and bishops in the Catholic Church had sexually abused nuns.

UAE: Pope Francis holds historic public mass of about 170,000 Catholics

UAE: Pope Francis holds historic public mass of about 170,000 Catholics

Abu Dhabi: Pope Francis held a historic public mass for an estimated 170,000 Catholics at a stadium in the capital of the United Arab Emi...Read More

Pope Francis to attend inter-religious meet in UAE

Pope Francis to attend inter-religious meet in UAE

Abu Dhabi: Pope Francis on Monday began his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the first by a pontiff to the Arabian Penin...Read More

Pope Francis visits UAE to highlight religious freedom

Pope Francis visits UAE to highlight religious freedom

Abu Dhabi: Pope Francis is opening his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates by meeting Monday with the federation’s leader and a gr...Read More

Pope Francis wants bishops to punish sex abusers

Pope Francis wants bishops to punish sex abusers

Vatican City: Pope Francis is insisting that bishops attending his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit will learn the laws to use aga...Read More

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