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Polish priests hit the slopes
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.
Pope in Chilean sexual abuse cover-up row
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.
Pope marries cabin crew couple on Chile flight
The mid-air ceremony was the first in papal history.
Call to end Catholic celibacy in Australia
Uncovering serious failings across institutions, an Australian inquiry into child abuse recommends the Catholic Church remove its requirement for celibacy
Bonfire night in Britain burns some topical 2017 villains along with 1605 plotters
Britain's Bonfire Night, which celebrates the foiling of a Catholic plot to blow up parliament and the King in 1605, has had one new addition to its rogues' gallery of conspirators and priests - Harvey Weinstein.
Ireland’s thorny abortion debate
Abortion is currently illegal in the country, except if a pregnant woman's life is in danger. Rights campaigners will be closely watching what changes are put to voters in a referendum on the issue next year.
Former Catholic Archbishop of Westminster Cormac Murphy O'Connor dies
Former Catholic Archbishop of Westminster Cormac Murphy O'Connor dies aged 85
Seven Welsh priests walk into a bar and get mistaken for a stag party
A group of Roman Catholic priests were refused service at a Welsh pub on after staff mistook them for a stag party in fancy dress.
Pope's top aide in court charged with historical sex abuse
One of the Pope’s top advisors is facing sex abuse charges in Australia. Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's economy minister, is the most senior Catholic to be charged with sex crimes
Cardinal Pell back in Australia to face sex charges
Cardinal George Pell
Pope Francis cheered in Fatima
Tens of thousands of worshippers greeted Pope Francis from the esplanade of the Fatima sanctuary where the Pope made saints of two Portuguese shepherd children who are believed to have seen apparition
Pope gives the Catholic church its two youngest Saints
Pope Francis has canonised the Marto children, who 100 years ago saw the Madonna in Portugal, and are now the Catholic church's youngest saints.
Pope visits Portugal to make shepherd children saints
Pope Francis has visited one of the most famous Catholic pilgrimage sites, the Shrine of Fatima in Portugal, to name two shepherd children saints.
Pope Francis arrives in Portugal for Fatima trip
Pope Francis arrived at Monte Real airport in Portugal on Friday where he was greeted by the Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Pilgrims descend on Fatima ahead of Pope's visit
Mobs of pilgrims began to flock to Fatima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions and to see Pope Francis who is due to visit between May…
Swiss Guard swears in 40 new recruits
The world’s oldest standing army has 40 new members after a Swiss Guard swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican.
Pope ashamed of "mother of all bombs" name
The Pope took offence to the word "mother" being used to describe a deadly weapon.
Pope to strengthen ties with Islam during Egypt trip
Catholics in Egypt make up less than 1% of the population, but Pope Francis wants to strengthen dialogue between religions.
Pope's TED talk calls for humility
Pope Francis' surprise TED talk carries a message of warning to the powerful.
Pope condemns deadly attack on Syrian convoy in Easter message
Referring to the blast near Aleppo which killed more than 100 people, Francis said Syrians were the "victims of a war that does not cease to sow horror and death."
Christians worldwide celebrate Easter
Pope Francis has led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter, urging the faithful not to ignore the plight of immigrants, the poor and other vulnerable people.
Taxco faithful start Holy Week with flagellation
Catholics in the colonial town of Taxco in southern Mexico marked the start of the Holy Week by re-enacting the Passion of Christ.
Good Friday: Pope leads 'Way of the Cross' service at Colosseum
Pope Francis raised the themes of shame and hope as he led the traditional ‘Way of the Cross’ service at Rome’s Colosseum, late on Good Friday.
Filipino Catholics crucify themselves in a biblical reenactment
Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a reenactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion
Pope washes prisoners' feet in Holy Week ritual
Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of inmates at a jail housing Mafia turncoats on Thursday, again putting his own stamp on a traditional Holy Week ritual.
Filipino Catholics perform bloody ritual
Hundreds of Catholics in the Philippines are celebrating the pre-Easter festival Maundy Thursday.