The Philippines' representative is expected to be Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
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
'I will not say a word about that. I think that the communique speaks for itself,' the Pontiff says
'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
Protesters say they are determined to keep up demonstrations to force President Daniel Ortega's resignation, or at least to hold early elections
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
The app translates Italian, the language the Pope usually uses when addressing the faithful, into Spanish, English, French, German, and Portuguese
Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella pleads guilty in the opening day of the court hearing on Friday
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 young Koreans unfurl a banner reading 'Peace is more precious than victory'
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'
Calling for 'dialogue, justice and peace,' Francis says violence 'has never led to peace. War incites war, violence incites violence'
The 34 bishops, 3 of whom are already retired, are to hold private and group meetings at the Vatican with the Argentine Pontiff
(UPDATED) 'Not guilty,' the top aide to Pope Francis says loudly and without hesitation when asked his plea, a stance he has taken since first being charged last year
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
'I want to reiterate and strongly confirm that the only master of life, from the beginning to its natural end, is God, and our duty is to do everything to protect life,' says the Pope
Pope Francis expresses his 'shame' and 'pain' for the suffering of the victims and pledges to meet them
On 11 November 2016, Marin, then a third-year university student studying law and political science, came to the defense of a gay couple who were being attacked by a gang of youths after kissing at a bus stop
It is the latest case the Catholic Church has faced after repeated criticism for the way it has handled scandals over pedophile priests
China's roughly 12 million Catholics are divided between a government-run association and an unofficial underground church loyal to the Vatican
(UPDATED) Under the deal, the Vatican could agree to recognize 7 bishops who were chosen by the Communist government
Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, who denies all the claims, faces a crucial 4-week hearing starting in Melbourne on Monday, March 5, to determine if he stands trial
Lawmakers confirm the nomination of the Philippines' ambassadors to the Vatican, UAE, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, and the Czech Republic
"For the first time I feel they are listening to us," says Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of Chilean priest Fernando Karadima
'The newly-appointed members will add to the commission's global perspective in the protection of minors and vulnerable adults,' says US Cardinal Sean O'Malley
Watch the livestream of the hearing on divorce and other grounds for dissolving a marriage here
The second and final leg of his weeklong South American trip includes stops in Puerto Maldonado, where he will be welcomed by indigenous people, from Peru as well as neighboring Brazil and Bolivia
The Argentine pope met Erdogan during his trip to Turkey in November 2014. The return visit will be the first by a Turkish president since 1959.
Pope Francis marks the World Day of Peace by taking up the theme of the ongoing migrant crisis
Jordan's King Abdullah greets Pope Francis as 'my dear friend and brother,' presenting him a painting of Jerusalem's Old City, featuring the Islamic Dome of the Rock and the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulcher
The President receives the Vatican's new envoy to the Philippines, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, on December 6 in Malacañang
'I wept, I tried to do it in a way that it couldn't be seen. They wept too. I told myself 'I cannot leave without saying a word to them,'' says Pope Francis after his visit to Bangladesh
'Today the presence of God is also called Rohingya,' the Pope says after an emotional encounter with refugees who have fled violence in neighboring Myanmar.
Pope Francis praises Bangladesh for taking in the mass exodus across the border into overcrowded makeshift camps since a fresh outbreak of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state in late August
Pope Francis is spending 3 days in mainly-Muslim Bangladesh, which is also grappling with a rise in Islamist extremism that has seen Catholics attacked for their faith
'People are not expected to solve impossible problems and the moral authority of the Pope stands,' Vatican spokesman Greg Burke tells reporters at the tail end of a four-day trip to Myanmar
Sharing a stage with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyidaw, the Pontiff does not address the Rohingya crisis head-on, instead he tip-toes around the unfolding humanitarian emergency
'Please help me do my mission,' says the new papal nuncio, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, in his first public appearance at the Manila Cathedral
The head of the Roman Catholic, who has repeatedly spoken out over the persecution of the religious minority by the Myanmar authorities, plans to meet a small group of Rohingyas during an interfaith meeting scheduled for Friday, December 1
The Pope says 'At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says 'lift up our hearts'. He doesn't say 'lift up our mobile phones to take photographs'
The head of the Roman Catholic Church confesses he sometimes falls asleep while praying and claims saints too have been known to grab some Holy shut-eye
Despite despite the dry, religious nature of most of his tweets Pope Francis is a powerhouse on Twitter
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world