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Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth

In an audience Saturday with the Foreign Press Association in Rome, Francis also urged journalists to not fall prey to click-bait headlines and half-reported stories, saying errors can not only misrepresent the truth but damage entire communities.

Pope issues sweeping decree holding bishops accountable for sex abuse or cover ups

A papal decree, which covers abuse of both children and adults, also obliges every Catholic diocese in the world to set up simple and accessible reporting systems and encourages local churches to involve lay experts in investigations.


Pope Francis urges Bulgaria to open its heart to refugees

Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, has seen only a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking to get to Western Europe through the Balkans.

Sri Lanka blasts: Pope condemns Easter attacks as 'cruel violence'

The blasts, which hospital and police officials said wounded more than 400 people, followed a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.

Pope Francis, in plea for South Sudan peace, stuns leaders by kissing their shoes

The dramatic gesture happened during a spiritual retreat by the two men at the Vatican and came only hours after the military in neighbouring Sudan ousted its longtime leader, President Omar al-Bashir, after 30 years of authoritarian rule.

From denying existence of 'hell' to LGBTQ in churches, here's why Pope Francis has raked up a storm

While some Catholics have lauded Pope Francis as a refreshing change, some progressives have slammed him for offering merely cosmetic changes to the church’s stance on controversial social issues.


Pope Francis criticises building walls to keep migrants out

The pope made his comments to reporters aboard the plane returning from Morocco in response to a question about migration in general and about U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the southern border with Mexico.

Pope Francis defends decision to reject French cardinal Philippe Barbarin's resignation

A court in Lyon ruled on March 7 that between July 2014 and June 2015, Barbarin covered up allegations of sexual abuse of boy scouts in the 1980s and early 1990s by a priest who is due to go on trial later this year.

WATCH: Security scare erupts in Moroccan capital as man charges towards Pope's motorcade

"The papal car pulled out in front and as the King continued to wave, the man - who appeared to be holding a note - darted towards it, "the report said.

Pope signs law to prevent child abuse in Vatican and its embassies

The changes signed by the pope make it obligatory for superiors and co-workers to report abuse allegations; punish failure to report with dismissal, fines or jail; and offer assistance to victims and families.

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Pope Francis becomes first pontiff to visit Arabian Peninsula

The Catholic leader was greeted by Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Emirati vice president and prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during the presentation of delegations in the courtyard of the royal palace

Top Frames: Barack Obama at the podium, Pope Francis at the Paul VI hall

U.S. President Barack Obama (at podium) delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, Pope Francis (C) waves as he arrives to lead the weekly audience at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.


Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton make it to Yale Book Quotations for 2015

The yearly list of quotations that would be included in the Yale Book of Quotations were announced. Here's what was said.

Top Frames: Hillary Clinton campaigns in Nevada, 13 died in Karachi landslide

Hillary Clinton greets members of the culinary workers union local 226 as she arrives to speak at a demonstration outside the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, At least 13 people, including seven children, died as a landslide hit shanties erected in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area early Tuesday Ocotber 13.

Top Frames: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, Modi's US tour, Pope Francis visits US

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Mecca. The trip to Silicon Valley forms part of Narendra Modi’s visit to the US’ west coast – the first by an Indian prime minister in more than three decades. Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.

Christians celebrate Easter across the world

Easter commemorates the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem.


Christmas Eve celebrations in India and Vatican

A glimpse into the Christmas Eve celebrations in India, and the Vatican.

Pope Francis visits third holiest site in Islam, Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

Pope Francis toured the compound accompanied by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

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Australian sex abuse victims call for Papal promise to protect children

Australian victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy have called for a face to face meeting with Pope Francis. They want a Papal commitment to protect children in the future. Testimony from a high ranking Vatican official that he’d been lied to and knew nothing of alleged abuse in the 1970s has frustrated witnesses. […]

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for clergy in Michoacan, Mexico

Pope Francis wraps up his trip to Mexico on Wednesday with some of his most anticipated events: a visit in a Ciudad Juarez prison just days after a riot in another lockup killed 49 inmates and a stop at the Texas border when immigration is a hot issue for the U.S. presidential campaign. He also […]