Pope OKs procedures to remove bishops who botch sex abuse cases

Jun 4, 2016

Pope OKs procedures to remove bishops who botch sex abuse cases

Pope Francis has established legal procedures to remove bishops who botch handling sex abuse cases, saying they can be kicked out of office if the Vatican finds they were negligent in doing their jobs. In a law published Saturday, Francis answered a long-running demand ...

Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Apr 17, 2016

Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Pope Francis took three families of Syrian refugees back to Rome on Saturday after visiting the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis at a camp in Greece where migrants wept at his feet, kissed his hand and begged for help. At a sprawling fenced complex ...

Russians hail Pope Francis' meeting with Patriarch Kirill

/ Feb 14, 2016

Russians hail Pope Francis' meeting with Patriarch Kirill

Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine. The meeting in Havana, Cuba, on Friday between Pope Francis and ...