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Pope replaces Polish archbishop on 75th birthday

Pope Francis has continued his clear-out in Poland after revelations of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up. This has included replacing Gdansk Archbishop Slawoj Leszek Glodz...

Pope ‘deeply pained’ over Turkey’s Hagia Sophia decision

Pope Francis has said he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Hagia Sophia from a museum to...

Vatican closes inquiry into 1983 disappearance of 15-year-old girl

The Vatican has formally closed its latest investigation into the 1983 disappearance of an employee’s 15-year-old daughter after digging up a Holy See cemetery...

Pope Francis urges obedience to government rules on lockdown

Pope Francis waded into the church-state debate about virus-imposed lockdowns of religious services, calling for “prudence and obedience” to government protocols to prevent infections...

Cleared Australian cardinal links child abuse charges to corruption fight

Cardinal George Pell has linked his fight against corruption in the Vatican with his prosecution in Australia for alleged child sex abuse. Mr Pell was...

Christians mark Good Friday in isolation

Christians are commemorating Good Friday without the solemn church services or emotional processions of previous years in a world locked down by the coronavirus...

Pope abolishes ‘pontifical secret’ code in clergy sex abuse cases

Pope Francis has abolished the “pontifical secret” code of confidentiality used in clergy sexual abuse cases, after mounting criticism that the obligation has been...

Pope thanks Amazonian bishops for candour after they vote for change to celibacy laws

Pope Francis has thanked Amazon regional bishops for their “candour” at a meeting which called for ordaining married priests and other changes to help...

Court upholds child sex convictions against Cardinal George Pell

An Australian court has upheld convictions against the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse. George Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance...

Pope laments modern ‘culture of insults’

Pope Francis has spoken out against what he called today’s “culture of insults” in the world. In his homily during Pentecost Mass in St Peter’s...

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