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Matteo Bruni, who has worked in the Holy See Press Office since 2009 and coordinated the press on the pontiff's international trips since 2013, takes over from interim spokesman Alessandro Gisotti
The Pope says 'the weakest and most vulnerable must be helped...This is a tremendous responsibility, from which no one is exempt'
Pope Francis says 'the international community cannot accept such grave incidents'
(UPDATED) Rome's historic center is on security lockdown for the visit with 50 streets blocked to traffic and Italian media reporting that mobile phone signals could be scrambled
'The life of a sailor or fisherman is characterized by isolation and distance,' the Pope tells a delegation of priests from the Stella Maris network which operates in 300 ports around the world
'I am honored to officially extend an invitation to Your Holiness to visit Iraq – the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of Abraham, the father of the faithful and messenger of the divine religions,' says President Barham Saleh
Novaliches Bishop-elect Roberto Gaa is set to replace Antonio Tobias, who is past the retirement age of 75
Pope Francis says the 7 Greco-Catholic bishops 'suffered and sacrificed their lives, opposing a system of totalitarian and coercive ideology'
During the 3-day trip to Romania, Pope Francis is expected to touch on issues fuelling nationalism, such as poverty, as well as inter-religious relations
'Is it lawful to eliminate a human life to resolve a problem? It is lawful to hire a paid killer to resolve a problem,' says the Pope
The bishop is under investigation for alleged extortion of priests in his diocese, and the covering-up of sexual abuse cases, according to Brazilian media reports
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski broke a police seal to turn the electricity back on in a Rome building where 450 people had been living without light or hot water since May 6
Every diocese in the world will now be obliged to have a system for the reporting of abuse, under a new law published by the Vatican – but the requirement will not apply to secrets revealed to priests in the confessional
People of all faiths are scooping up the 15,000 tickets to attend the Pope's mass in Skopje's main square, to be held just down the street from where Mother Teresa was baptized in 1910
Pope Francis urges Bulgarians to 'not close your eyes, your hearts, or your hands to those who knock at your door'
He said the cosmetologists should be guided by their patron saint, Peruvian Martino de Porres
The refugees' situation 'which is already very serious, has become even more dangerous due to the ongoing conflict,' says the Pope
'I urge the parties involved to choose dialogue over force and to avoid reopening wounds left by a decade of conflicts and political instability,' Pope Francis says during his traditional Easter Sunday address
After the Easter Sunday liturgy, Pope Francis is set to deliver his traditional Urbi et Orbi (To the City and To the World) speech. Watch it live on Rappler.
'Without realizing that everything is connected with one another, as emphasized in the 'Laudato Si,' we become ignorant to just how our individual actions can make a big impact'
The arch-rivals will attend 'an occasion for encounter and reconciliation, in a spirit of respect and trust,' the Vatican says in a statement
The Argentine pontiff issues stringent child abuse legislation for Vatican City employees as part of the Church's bid to address a wave of sex abuse allegations against priests
Christians are a tiny minority in Morocco where 99% of the population is Muslim
Improving relations with other religions has been a priority for the Argentine pontiff, whose papacy has been marred by a wave of child sex abuse allegations against clergy
Anyone convicted of abuse must be 'removed from office' under the new legislation
The Vatican says Pope Francis tries to stop people kissing his ring because he fears it could spread germs. This is in response to a viral video showing the Argentinian repeatedly withdrawing his hand from worshippers.
Mozambique is reeling from a cyclone and floods that this month killed nearly 500 people and sparked cases of cholera
Ricardo Ezzati is the 7th senior Chilean church official to resign over a scandal which Pope Francis insists must be remedied
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(UPDATED) The pope's decision triggers sharp surprise from the chairman of the Bishops' Conference of France, who terms the situation 'unheard of'
(UPDATED) The Argentine pontiff could take several weeks to decide whether to accept the resignation
Pope Francis will grant the 68-year-old archbishop of Lyon a private audience at 10 am Monday, March 18
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'We are experts in finding the bad things in others and not seeing our own,' says Pope Francis
Monsignor Alejandro Aclan of Pasay City is appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Researchers have long sought to examine the archives over why Pius XII did not intervene more against the Holocaust perpetrated by the German Nazis
Here is a rundown of some of high-profile cases which has rocked the Catholic Church
Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' closest advisers, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes
But some victims are not convinced, saying that Pope Francis talks about the devil but not 'permanently excluding child rapists and abusers' from the Catholic Church
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'The entire Church must take an honest look, undertake rigorous discernment, and then act decisively,' says Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias
Quotes from the landmark summit at the Vatican on the protection of minors from video testimonies of survivors of clerical pedophilia relating their traumatic experiences
(UPDATED) 'We humbly and sorrowfully admit that wounds have been inflicted by us bishops on the victims and in fact the entire body of Christ,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle tells the assembly
Pope Francis sets aside three and a half days to convince Catholic bishops to tackle pedophilia in a bid to contain a scandal which hit an already beleaguered Church
'The Pope is now calling for a summit to address this particular problem because 4 out of 5, sabi ng Rome, ang pari bakla,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'The credibility of the Church is at stake,' says Father Federico Lombardi, who will be leading debates during the conference
(UPDATED) Theodore McCarrick is the first cardinal ever to be defrocked for sex abuse
The envoy, 74-year-old Luigi Ventura, is accused of molesting a man at the Paris townhall on January 17 when Mayor Anne Hidalgo gave a New Year's address to diplomats, religious leaders, and civil society figures
A photo of Pope Francis meeting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is manipulated