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'Did I do it?': Pope launches app to help faithful pray with him

'Did I do it?': Pope launches app to help faithful pray with him

Pope Francis has swiped a tablet to launch a new app that tells the world what's in his prayers.

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As Pope faces critical meeting on sexual abuse, two top advisers quit
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As Pope faces critical meeting on sexual abuse, two top advisers quit

Supporters say the two media advisers had grown frustrated with seeking, and failing, to modernise the Vatican's rickety communications department.

  • by Jason Horowitz
Pope cuts George Pell, Chilean cardinal from informal cabinet
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Pope cuts George Pell, Chilean cardinal from informal cabinet

Pope Francis has removed George Pell and a Chilean cardinal from his informal cabinet amid the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal.

  • by Nicole Winfield
'No double life:' Pope tells actively gay priests, nuns to quit
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'No double life:' Pope tells actively gay priests, nuns to quit

"The question of homosexuality is a very serious one," Pope Francis says in a new book.

  • by Philip Pullella
Italian police investigate human remains found at Vatican's Rome embassy

Italian police investigate human remains found at Vatican's Rome embassy

Forensic scientists are assessing whether the remains might be those of a girl who vanished in 1983.

  • by Crispian Balmer
Vatican meeting endorses women at decision-making table

Vatican meeting endorses women at decision-making table

A meeting of Catholic bishops has ended with delegates saying women's place at the church's decision-making table was a "duty of justice".

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Pope is invited to North Korea, indicates will consider it
North Korea

Pope is invited to North Korea, indicates will consider it

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
Pope accepts Archbishop Wuerl’s resignation but still praises him
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Pope accepts Archbishop Wuerl’s resignation but still praises him

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl but his words of support have sent a mixed message on the issue of child abuse.

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at centre of sex abuse scandal
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Pope defrocks Chilean priest at centre of sex abuse scandal

Fernando Karadima was a central character in the global scandal rocking the papacy.

  • by Patricia Luna
Pope Francis summons bishops for summit on clergy sex abuse
Sexual assault

Pope Francis summons bishops for summit on clergy sex abuse

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
Journalist who helped pen Pope bombshell doesn't know where source is
Sex abuse

Journalist who helped pen Pope bombshell doesn't know where source is

Marco Tosatti said he helped Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano write and edit his 11-page testimony, as the two sat side-by-side for three hours.