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
Pope Francis has called for people to work together to stop the world's oceans filling up with plastic waste.
Pope Francis says parents of gay children shouldn't condemn them, ignore their orientation or throw them out of the house.
A former Vatican ambassador has alleged Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis had been aware of allegations against an ex-archbishop years before he resigned.
- by Chico Harlan
Pope Francis had some homespun advice for families when more than 80,000 people gathered at a World Meeting of Families festival in Dublin.
- by Michelle Devane
Ireland's Prime Minister urges Pope Francis to ensure clergy sex abuse victims receive "justice and truth and healing."
With Pope Francis scheduled to visit Ireland this weekend, some pranksters have built a different kind of massive structure to welcome him.
- by Siobhán O'Grady
For the first time ever, the Pope has written to all of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse.
- by Philip Pullella
Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, one of the US Catholic Church's most prominent figures, who has been at the centre of a widening sexual abuse scandal.