The Philippines' representative is expected to be Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
'I would like to communicate my intention to visit Japan next year,' the pope tells a group of Japanese during an audience at the Vatican
He also warns newly-ordained bishops against succumbing to apathy or mediocrity
A Bicolana career diplomat, Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican Grace Relucio Princesa presents her credentials to Pope Francis
Pope Francis urges the international community and other actors 'to make use of the instruments of diplomacy, dialogue and negotiations, in compliance with international humanitarian law and to safeguard the lives of civilians'
The Pope also says that access 'to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right' and deplored that for many it was 'difficult if not impossible'
(UPDATED) Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano calls on Francis to resign in a letter published Saturday in the National Catholic Register
'I will not say a word about that. I think that the communique speaks for itself,' the Pontiff says
Pope Francis also demands 'firm and decisive' measures to find truth and justice for the victims
(UPDATED) Pope Francis is in Ireland to close the 2018 World Meeting of Families
(UPDATED) 'We have realized that these wounds never disappear and that they require us forcefully to condemn these atrocities and join forces in uprooting this culture of death,' Pope Francis says in a letter
'Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent,' the Vatican says in a statement
Abortion is a thorny issue in Argentina – which is mostly Roman Catholic and the home country of Pope Francis, the first pontiff born in Latin America
(UPDATED) The update to the Catechism text also says the Church will 'work with determination' for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide
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The Vatican announces the departure of Philip Wilson, sentenced to a year in detention earlier this month after becoming one of the highest-ranking church officials to be convicted on the charge of concealing abuse by a pedophile priest
Theodore McCarrick is one of the most prominent American cardinals active on the international stage. The charges make him one of the most high-profile Catholic leaders to face abuse claims.
The app translates Italian, the language the Pope usually uses when addressing the faithful, into Spanish, English, French, German, and Portuguese
The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960 and involving 266 victims, including 178 children and adolescents
Prosecutor Emiliano Arias says the alleged abuse by Oscar Munoz, 56, took place from 2002 in the capital Santiago and the southern city of Rancagua
Father Nolly Buco is the first priest from the Diocese of Antipolo to become a bishop. He is parish priest of Our Lady of Light Parish in Cainta, Rizal.
'Indifference kills, and we desire to lift up our voices in opposition to this murderous indifference,' says Pope Francis
President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's victory is the first time in Mexico's modern democracy that a candidate has won more than half the vote
Over the weekend, Rappler receives nearly 30 reports about fake news on the Catholic Church. The fake news items spare no one, from Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to Pope Francis himself.
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An altered photo posted online shows this supposed kiss – which never happened. One commenter uses the fake photo to justify President Rodrigo Duterte kissing a married overseas Filipino worker in South Korea.
No documents in the Vatican’s website nor news reports support the claim
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The video in the blog post is an April 2 CNN Philippines newscast that reported on Duterte and Pope Francis’ separate Easter Sunday messages. The Pope does not mention Duterte at all in this message.
'The problem of wars is difficult to solve, as is the problem of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Nigeria,' but 'the problem of hunger can be solved,' the Pope says
Pope Franics is at Geneva at the invitation of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which was created in 1948 and groups 350 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican churches from more than 100 countries around the world, with around half a billion believers among them
Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna and fellow papal envoy Jordi Bertomeu will take witness statements from victims of sexual abuse within the Church
(UPDATED) Several members of the Chilean church hierarchy are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by Chilean pedophile priest Fernando Karadima during the 1980s and 1990s
'Civilization requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilization!' says the Pope
Carlo Alberto Capella's first hearing is set for June 22
The Church is trying to mediate the crisis in the Central American country, but it called off peace talks with President Daniel Ortega's government last week after a march led by victims' mothers was met with gunfire, killing at least 16 people
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The young Koreans unfurl a banner reading 'Peace is more precious than victory'
Nicknamed 'the Family,' the group of priestly offenders committed sex abuses with young people including minors, churchgoer Elisa Fernandez tells Channel 13 last week
Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and Pope Paul VI will be canonized in October, announces Pope Francis
The striking announcement comes after Francis summoned the bishops to the Vatican over the scandal that has come to haunt his papacy
Pope Francis says he asked for 'forgiveness from the heart' from the abuse victims, adding that the Chilean bishops expressed their 'firm intention to repair the damage caused'
The 34 bishops, 3 of whom are already retired, are to hold private and group meetings at the Vatican with the Argentine Pontiff
Lawmakers are seeking 'official papal apology for the role played by the Canadian Catholic Church in the development, operation and abuse of residential schools'
(2nd UPDATE) Doctors have withdrawn life support for the baby with a degenerative medical condition. His case has attracted attention from people around the world, including Pope Francis.
Doctors have removed the ventilator support of British boy Alfie Evans, who suffers from a rare neurological disease, but he has continued breathing independently for more than a day
Pope Francis expresses his 'shame' and 'pain' for the suffering of the victims and pledges to meet them
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(UPDATED) The pontiff also prays for peace and harmony in the Korean Peninsula