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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

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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".

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

'We showed no care': Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse
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'We showed no care': Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse

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 shifts Catholic Church teaching on the death penalty
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Pope Francis shifts Catholic Church teaching on the death penalty

New policy states capital punishment is always "inadmissible" because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans.

'God made you this way': Pope's stunning comments to gay man
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'God made you this way': Pope's stunning comments to gay man

The comments to a Chilean sex abuse victim were a striking statement of tolerance by Pope Francis.

Chilean bishops offer mass resignation to Pope over abuse scandal
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Chilean bishops offer mass resignation to Pope over abuse scandal

All 34 Chilean bishops who attended a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in their country have offered to resign.

  • by Crispian Balmer