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Pope Francis meets Ukrainian children
At the end of Wednesday's general audience in the Vatican, Pope Francis greeted children from Ukraine.
Pope thanks Poland for 'opening borders and hearts' to Ukrainians
More than 660,000 Ukrainians had fled to neighbouring countries by 1 March with Poland welcoming more than half of them.
Watch: 'War is insane,' says Pope Francis on Russia-Ukraine crisis
The Pope, in his general audience Wednesday, prayed that the "threats of war be overcome through serious dialogue."
Ex-pope asks for pardon over sex abuse scandal but denies wrongdoing
A recent report found that Pope Benedict had failed to handle cases of sexual abuse at the Munich diocese.
A shouting man denouncing the Church disrupts an audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican
A shouting man denouncing the Church disrupts an audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican, before being escorted outside by police
COVID vaccine misinformation violates human rights, says Pope Francis
Pope Francis has condemned the spread of fake news about coronavirus jabs and the pandemic.
Vatican defends Pope Benedict XVI over fighting clergy sexual abuse
The Vatican's comments followed the publication of an independent report that faulted Benedict's handling of four cases of abuse when he was archbishop of Munich in Germany.
Pope Francis urges parents not to condemn gay children
It is the pope's latest gesture of outreach to the LGBT community, which has long been marginalised by the Catholic hierarchy.
Ex-Pope Benedict XVI admits attending meeting about abusive priest
The retired Pope had denied attending the meeting to the investigators but says his statement had mistakes in it due to editing "oversight".
Pope Francis pledges justice for sex abuse victims after Munich report
A lawyers' report found that Benedict XVI had mishandled four cases of sexual abuse in the clergy while archbishop of Munich.
Pope Francis says COVID-19 vaccination is a 'moral obligation'
Francis also lamented that increasing "ideological divides" were discouraging people from getting vaccinated.
Pope praises role of women as peacemakers in his New Year’s address
In the Roman Catholic calendar January 1, is dedicated to world peace, and Pope Francis has used the occasion to praise the role of women as peacemakers.
Pope Francis prays for pandemic end as COVID-19 cases surge
Pope Francis asked for dialogues and peace during his "Urbi et Orbi address on Saturday, after an estimated 2,000 people attend midnight mass in St. Peter’s Basilica the night before.
Pope: Protect the environment as everything 'seems to be collapsing'
Pope Francis told young people on Sunday that it is important to stand tall in the face of climate change.
Pope Francis encourages policians to be 'courageous' on climate action
Pope Francis urged political leaders to show courage, hours after U.N. led-climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland ended.
Italian nun appointed by Pope as first ever female Vatican governor
The role of secretary-general of the Vatican governorate is usually held by a bishop.
COP26: Pope Francis hopes 'cry of the Earth and of the poor' is heard
Addressing worshippers in St Peter's Square, the pope urged people to pray that the UN conference "may give effective answers offering concrete hope to future generations".
Joe Biden meets Pope Francis in Vatican
U.S. President Joe Biden opened a five-day European trip Friday with an extended visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican, where the world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics ran overtime in talks expected to cover the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, poverty and more.
Merkel meets Pope Francis at the Vatican
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Thursday with Pope Francis, during her last visit to the Vatican as leader of her country.
Pope urges European bishops to listen to sex abuse victims
The supreme pontiff warned that to not acknowledge and learn from victims of rape and molestation could lead to the destruction of the Catholic Church.
Puppet depicting young refugee girl continues European journey
Little Amal, a giant puppet depicting a young Syrian refugee child created by Handspring Puppet Company, arrives in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.
'Resign? Forget about it': Pope Francis plays down health fears
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Pope Francis backs COVID-19 vaccination as an 'act of love' in video
“Vaccination is a simple but profound way of promoting the common good and caring for each other, especially the most vulnerable," Pope Francis said in a new video promoting COVID-19 vaccines.
Vatican prosecutor seeks prison for priest in abuse trial
The case is the first to go to trial alleging sexual abuse within the Vatican's walls.
Pope Francis leaves hospital 10 days after colon surgery
Pope Francis was seen leaving the hospital on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon.
Pope Francis will attend COP26 in November if his health allows
The pope is currently recovering from colon surgery at a hospital in Rome, but as a staunch supporter of the Paris Agreement targets, he hopes to attend COP26.