Latest News on Pope Francis
Showing of 0 - 10 from 470 results
Pope Francis - Total results - 470
Dec 02, 2018
Pope Francis says gay people should not join clergy, calls homosexuality a 'serious issue'The Roman Catholic Church's position is that homosexual acts are sinful and Pope Francis' stance on homosexuality in the clergy is not new.
Oct 26, 2018
Pope Francis stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become Catholic priestsThe number of priests and nuns dropped sharply in 2016 in Europe — and the Americas to a lesser extent.
Oct 12, 2018
Pope Francis accepts resignation of US Cardinal Donald Wuerl; former church leader 'helped cover up' abuse scandalsIn the US capital last month, former archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl prostrated himself in a sign of repentance at a mass dedicated to victims of abuse.
Oct 11, 2018
Pope Francis claims abortion akin to hiring hitman to solve problems, says 'we cannot take out a human being, even if it is small'Pope Francis said some people justify abortion as respecting other rights. But, he asked, "How can an act that suppresses innocent and defenceless life as it blossoms be therapeutic, civil or simply human?"
Oct 09, 2018
Pope Francis blames Satan for sexual assault allegations haunting Church, seeks angel's help against 'wickedness and snares of devil'Since he was elected in 2013, Francis has made clear that he believes the devil to be real. In a document in April on holiness in the modern world, Francis mentioned the devil more than a dozen times.
Oct 06, 2018
Pope Francis authorises study of Vatican archives into McCarrick scandal, says Church can no longer be silentThe case of McCarrick triggered a storm in August after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to Washington, dropped a bombshell letter accusing the Pope of ignoring allegations about the prominent US cardinal
Oct 01, 2018
Indonesia earthquake: Mass graves to be prepared to curb spread of disease; rescue workers say access 'huge issue' for relief effortsMass graves were being readied for hundreds of victims of an Indonesia quake and tsunami on Monday as authorities battled to stave off disease and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings.
Sep 26, 2018
Pope Francis says he will have final say on appointment of bishops in China, expresses confidence in 'great faith' of Chinese CatholicsThe Pope said that from now on, new bishops first will be proposed by members of local Catholic communities together with Chinese authorities. The names of candidates will then be sent to the Vatican.
Sep 25, 2018
German Catholic Church apologises after report shows 3,700 minors sexually abused between 1946 and 2014The research which shows 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sexual attack against 3,677 minors, mostly boys, has shaken the Catholic Church.
Sep 23, 2018
China and Vatican sign deal on appointment of bishops; Pope Francis recognises 7 clerics ordained by BeijingAn official statement said that China and the Vatican will continue to maintain contact and push forward the process of improving bilateral ties,