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Pope urges G20 leaders not to forget the poor
Pope urges G20 leaders not to forget the poor

Pope Francis has called on G20 leaders not to forget the poor, saying to do so would be "regrettable".

Pope urges G20 leaders not to forget the poor
Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays
Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays

Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies with a Vatican vote on a document drafted opening the Catholic Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays.

Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays
Pope Francis. ©REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Pope accepts 'unfaithful' British bishop's resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a British bishop who stood down after admitting to an affair with a woman.

Pope accepts 'unfaithful' British bishop's resignation
Pope braced for marriage clash as world's bishops meet
Pope braced for marriage clash as world's bishops meet

Nice-guy Pope Francis looks set to have his mettle tested by his first mutiny in the ranks this weekend at a Catholic meeting.

Pope braced for marriage clash as world's bishops meet
Mother Teresa 'would have scared me' says pope
Mother Teresa 'would have scared me' says pope

Pope Francis joked during a visit to Albania that Mother Teresa would have struck fear into him if she had been his mother superior.

Mother Teresa 'would have scared me' says pope
Pope says religion can't justify violence
Pope says religion can't justify violence

Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania that religion can never be used to justify violence.

Pope says religion can't justify violence
Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report
Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report

Security has been tightened in Saint Peter's Square after intelligence services intercepted a possible plan to attack the Vatican.

Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report
Pope 'worried' by Argentine politics: Vatican official
Pope 'worried' by Argentine politics: Vatican official

Pope Francis is concerned about the political situation in his native Argentina.

Pope 'worried' by Argentine politics: Vatican official
Pope says war no way to address injustice
Pope says war no way to address injustice

War is not the way to address injustice, Pope Francis said.

Pope says war no way to address injustice
Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'
Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'

Pope Francis urged the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people".

Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'
'What would we die for?' Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs
'What would we die for?' Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs

Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs at a mass in Seoul and challenged the crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for.

'What would we die for?' Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs
Pope to speak to N. Korea's 'church of silence'
Pope to speak to N. Korea's 'church of silence'

Pope Francis will offer prayers for Korean reconciliation in Seoul next week

Pope to speak to N. Korea's 'church of silence'
S. Korea: Catholicism's unlikely Asian pillar
S. Korea: Catholicism's unlikely Asian pillar

The visit of the Pope Francis will recognise the vicious persecution of early Korean Catholics.

S. Korea: Catholicism's unlikely Asian pillar
Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope
Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope
Pope begins Middle East 'pilgrimage' in Jordan
Pope begins Middle East 'pilgrimage' in Jordan

Pope Francis arrives in Jordan Saturday at the start of a Middle East tour aiming to boost ties with Muslims and Jews as well as easing an age-old rift within Christianity itself.

Pope begins Middle East 'pilgrimage' in Jordan
Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung. Photo courtesy of catholicnewsagency.com
South Korean cardinal in first visit to North

A South Korean cardinal visited the North on Wednesday in the first trip of its kind, an official said, ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to Seoul that Catholic authorities hope will promote peace between the neighbours.

South Korean cardinal in first visit to North
Pope attends 300,000-strong rally for Catholic schools
Pope attends 300,000-strong rally for Catholic schools

Pope Francis on Saturday attended a giant rally for children and teachers from Italy's Catholic schools, with the Vatican saying that 300,000 people turned out for the event in and around St Peter's Square.

Pope attends 300,000-strong rally for Catholic schools
Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints
Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church's newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history.

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints
John Paul II sainthood a delicate issue for Mexicans
John Paul II sainthood a delicate issue for Mexicans

Many Mexicans have mixed emotions about seeing the late pope John Paul II become a saint: they loved the man but feel he covered up sexual abuses by priests.

John Paul II sainthood a delicate issue for Mexicans
Social prayers at Pope Francis ceremony for Good Friday
Social prayers at Pope Francis ceremony for Good Friday

Pope Francis attended an emotional night of prayers for hot-button social issues including domestic abuse, prison overcrowding and unemployment to mark the Good Friday before Easter.

Social prayers at Pope Francis ceremony for Good Friday