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Pope says walls, occupation and fundamentalism hamper Mideast peace

7 July 2018, 3:17 PM

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.

14 priests linked to Chile sex abuse stripped of duties

23 May 2018, 7:17 AM

Fourteen priests involved in a sex abuse scandal in Chile which has rocked Pope Francis’s papacy were defrocked on Tuesday.

Pope says ‘deeply moved’ by death of British toddler

28 April 2018, 5:56 PM

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 […]

Catholic women urge pope to tear down Church’s “walls of misogyny”

8 March 2018, 8:16 PM

Roman Catholic women led by former Irish president Mary McAleese demanded a greater decision-making role for women in the Church on Thursday, urging Pope Francis to tear down its “walls of misogyny”. McAleese was the key speaker at a symposium of Catholic women called “Why Women Matter”, attended by hundreds of people and followed by […]

Vatican investigator meets Chile abuse victim in New York

18 February 2018, 7:42 AM

 A high-profile victim of a disgraced pedophile priest said Saturday he was glad to finally be able to tell his story as the Vatican’s top abuse investigator began a probe into an alleged cover-up in Chile.

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