Failing to empower women narrows the Church’s vision and makes it less equipped to be a force for good in the world.
An estimated 24 recovery centres for clergymen operate in Italy. Euronews reports on their methods and the controversies surrounding them.
Pope Francis is weighing whether to allow married men to be ordained to make up a shortage of priests
The Pontiff said he was sorry for 'losing patience' with the woman.
The pope abolished the use of secrecy in sexual abuse cases after criticism that the rule has been used to protect paedophiles.
Pope Francis on Sunday blessed the statuettes of Baby Jesus brought by hundreds of children to the Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square.
In unusual move, Vatican postpones beatification of first US 'televangelist'
Pope Francis came to Japan with an anti-nuclear message, offering prayers for Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the only world cities to have suffered an atomic bombing.
Some saints wear halos, others sport helmets.
Pope Francis on Sunday declared five people saints, including Cardinal John Henry Newman, a leading 19th century Anglican who converted to Catholicism and became one of the most influential Christian figures of modern times.
He has summoned bishops, laypeople and indigenous groups to join him in discussing the environmental and sacramental challenges facing the region.
The pope criticised countries that sell weapons but do not accept refugees from conflicts where arms are used.
At Wednesday General Audience, among the crowd in the hall, a girl seemed very interested by Pope Francis: she climbed on stage in front of the Pope as he was addressing the crowd.
An Australian court upheld Cardinal George Pell's sexual abuse convictions.
Emanuela Orlandi disappeared after she left her family's flat in the Vatican City and headed to a music lesson.
Two tombs were reopened in Rome after a family of a 15-year-old who has been missing since 1983 petitioned the family. They didn't find anything inside.
Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for the third time on Thursday — but what is the significance of this? And why do people keep talking about the Great Schism of 1054?
The Vatican has published a document that takes aim at modern gender identity theory.
The paper is called “Male and female He created them” is directed to Catholic schools, instructing them in ways to counter efforts to: “deny the natural difference between a man and a woman”.
Pope Francis will meet the patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church during his visit to the country, where Catholics are a minority.
In an address to the Foreign Press Association at the Vatican on Saturday, Pope Francis urged journalists to reject fake news and continue reporting on the troubling conditions of suffering people who no longer make it into daily headlines
Pope Francis' aide restored electricity for hundreds of people by crawling down a manhole in Rome.
Pope Francis issued a new decree making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, and clerics must report any cases to superiors
The Pope led the prayers at the traditional Via Crucis Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum
"Be humble", Pope Francis urges Catholic Church
The faithful got on their knees on Thursday to crawl up newly-unveiled marble steps, also known as Scala Sancta, at the Vatican.
The deeply-worn Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs) were brought to light for the first time in 300 years after a seven-year restoration.