Pope Francis faces a struggle this weekend to reinvigorate Ireland’s confidence in the Catholic Church, in the face of multiple abuse scandals and a new generation shedding traditional mores.
Catholics can now listen to Pope Francis’ speeches live in five languages following the launch of a new smartphone app, the Vatican announced on Friday.
Pope Francis led a summit of Christian leaders on how to promote peace in the Middle East on Saturday and said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would not resolve conflict in the region.
Fourteen priests involved in a sex abuse scandal in Chile which has rocked Pope Francis’s papacy were defrocked on Tuesday.
Pope Francis said Saturday he was “deeply moved” by the news that terminally-ill British toddler Alfie Evans had died after his parents lost a legal battle to seek medical help in Italy. “I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie. Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him […]