Pope Francis flew to the United Arab Emirates, where he will meet Muslim leaders in an effort to promote interfaith dialogue.
In a visit to Panama Cathedral, he made reference to the global sexual abuse crisis at a mass for priests and nuns.
Seat of country's Catholic Archbishop targeted in attack by unknown assailants.
One of them, who was abused at a summer camp in 1993, said they had not yet reconciled themselves to what had happened.
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The Vatican said the Pope has recognized seven state-appointed Chinese bishops during his four-day trip in the Baltics.
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"We abandoned the little ones," he wrote.
At the moment abortion can only be legally performed if there's a threat to the woman's life or she's been raped.
The heart, preserved in a wooden box sealed with iron for over eight centuries, has no monetary value, but is a priceless relic for Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, from where it was stolen six years' ago.
Rationed flour and shortages mean hosts in short supply for the faithful, so Colombia has donated 250,000 unleavened discs for the ceremonies across the country.
A ban on pubs selling alcohol on Good Friday has been in place in Ireland since 1924.
While receiving treatment for leukemia, Peter Lombardi saw the Pope on television and said he wanted to meet him.
Pell is the most senior Catholic worldwide to be accused of sexual offences
Cardinal Pell's lawyers have previously said he would plead not guilty to all charges, the details of which have not been made public.
Testimonies from three sisters detailed the arduous daily household tasks they carried out for “often modest” pay.
The six-day course will see talks from experts on varying subjects on the "existential surroundings of demons".
Pope Francis apologises for comments he admits were unintentionally hurtful to many sexual abuse victims.
This year sees the 21st edition of the Pope John Paul II Skiing Cup. The former Pope founded the competition with the idea of allowing priests to set an example in honest competition, as well as in prayer.
It wasn't all marriages on airplanes. The Pope has caused outrage on his visit to Chile by refusing to condemn Bishop Juan Barros, who stands accused of a cover-up.