The Papacy

 

Pope favours developing world in naming new cardinals

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday named new cardinals to the group that will choose his successor, with appointments that strengthened the Catholic Church in Asia, Africa and Latin America and further shifted its power centre away from the developed world.

List of new cardinals appointed by Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday named 20 new cardinals, or top officials of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy around the world.

World, 04 Jan 2015

Vatican prosecutor seeks trial of protester who scaled St. Peter's

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican may try a man who scaled St. Peter's Basilica to protest against laws that he says lost him his business in Italy, a spokesman for the papal city state said on Friday.

World, 02 Jan 2015

Pope urges united fight against slavery, human trafficking

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis urged people of all religions and cultures on Thursday to unite to fight modern slavery and human trafficking, saying in his first Mass of 2015 that everyone had a God-given right to be free.

World, 01 Jan 2015

Pope condemns alleged corruption in Rome, says city needs "moral renewal"

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis condemned on Wednesday administrators and criminals in Rome who allegedly pocketed public funds meant to help poor migrants, saying the eternal city needed a "spiritual and moral renewal".

World, 01 Jan 2015

Man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II puts roses on his tomb

VATICAN CITY - The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on his tomb and said he wanted to meet Pope Francis.

World, 27 Dec 2014

Vatican arrests Femen activist who bared breasts in St Peter's Square

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said on Friday it had arrested a member of women's rights group Femen who on Christmas Day bared her breasts and grabbed a statue of the baby Jesus from a nativity scene in front of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square.

World, 27 Dec 2014

Pope condemns Islamic State, decries suffering of children

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State insurgents and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world.

Top News, World, 25 Dec 2014

Pope, on Christmas Eve, urges world to be open to God

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis ushered the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Wednesday, urging them to allow God to enter their lives to help combat darkness and corruption.

Top News, World, 25 Dec 2014

Pope says Vatican administration is sick with power and greed

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's top administrators would have been expecting an exchange of pleasantries at their annual Christmas meeting with Pope Francis on Monday.

World, 22 Dec 2014

The Pope's trip to Brazil

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