A mobile phone game similar to Pokémon Go has been launched to encourage young Catholics to learn more about their faith and go to church.
- by Matthew Field
Francis indicated he would consider making what would be a landmark trip to a nation known for severe restrictions on religious practice, according to South Korean officials.
- by Philip Pullella
Taiwan Vice-President Chen Chien-jen met Francis on Sunday and invited him to visit, but his office gave no date for the proposed visit.
- by Christian Shepherd
Pope Francis compared abortion to a mafia-style killing on Wednesday, saying it's the equivalent of hiring a hit man to "take out a human life to solve a problem."
The head of the Vatican's powerful bishops office said it was "unlikely from every point of view" that Francis covered for an alleged sexual predator.
- by Chico Harlan
Pope Francis has ordered a "thorough study" of all documents in Vatican offices concerning disgraced former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, in the Holy See's first response to accusations raised against the pontiff in the case.
Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful.
- by Helena Alves & Kirsten Grieshaber
The National Council of Priests believes Pope Francis would approve a request from Australia’s bishops to allow married priests.
- by Joanne McCarthy
Alarmed by sexual abuse scandals in a number of countries, Pope Francis is summoning senior bishops for the first time.
- by Stefano Pitrelli & Chico Harlan
Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops on Saturday that they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion to fight the clerical culture that has fuelled the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking his papacy.
The Vatican is starting to push back against Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, author of the bombshell accusation of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis.
- by Nicole Winfield