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The Vatican’s secret rules for priests who have children

As the Vatican prepares for an unprecedented meeting with the world’s bishops this week on the devastating child sexual abuse crisis, many people who feel they have been wronged by the church’s culture of secrecy and aversion to scandal will descend on Rome to press their cause.

‘It is not a closet. It is a cage.’ Gay catholic priests speak out

The closet of the Roman Catholic Church hinges on an impossible contradiction. For years, church leaders have driven gay congregants away in shame and insisted that “homosexual tendencies” are “disordered.” And yet, thousands of the church’s priests are gay.


Pope Francis defrocks Theodore McCarrick, ex-cardinal accused of sexual abuse

It appears to be the first time that a cardinal or bishop in the United States has been defrocked, or laicized, from the Roman Catholic Church, and the first time any cardinal has been laicized for sexual abuse.

Pope Francis calls for protection of human trafficking victims

Pope Francis made the appeal while addressing faithful in St. Peter's Square on Sunday.

When the road darkens

On the sexual offence crisis that casts a lengthening shadow on the church, Pope takes an important step forward.

800 years before Pope Francis, St Francis met the Sultan of Egypt

An image going viral across several social media platforms with the tag #700YearsChallenge, compared the Pope’s visit to St Francis of Assisi’s meeting with Sultan Al-Kamil of Egypt in the early 13th century.


Pope Francis acknowledges priests and bishops have sexually abused nuns

Catholic nuns have accused clerics of sexual abuse in recent years in India, Africa and in Italy, and a Vatican magazine last week wrote about nuns having abortions or giving birth to the children of priests.

A visit, a milestone

Pope Francis’s visit to UAE highlighted a much-needed message: Faith must unite, extremism is the road to ruin.

Meaning Of A Visit

Pope’s visit underscores UAE’s message of hope, tolerance and moderation.

Raja Mandala: Secularism comes to Arabia?

Pope Francis’s visit to UAE, the first by a pontiff to the region, could signal the beginning of separation of religion and state in the Middle East.

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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.