Pope Francis, in his first message of the new year on Tuesday, bemoaned a lack of unity across the world, and warned against a soulless hunt for profit that benefits only a few.
The Vatican on Monday announced the resignations of its spokesman and his deputy, without giving any explanation.
Pope Francis on Friday urged predator priests who have sexually abused minors to turn themselves in, making one of his strongest comments ever on the crisis sweeping the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis on Sunday called a deadly attack on a synagogue in the United States “an inhuman act of violence”, expressing his “closeness to the Jewish community”.
Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Washington DC archbishop Donald Wuerl, who has been blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests.