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French PM urges cardinal to `take responsibility` in abuse scandal

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday urged a cardinal accused of covering up the sexual abuse of Scouts by a priest, to "take responsibility" in a case which has shocked France.

Vatican defends Australian Cardinal in child abuse row

The Vatican on Monday moved to defend its finance chief George Pell after he was accused by one of Pope Francis` commissioners for child protection of being "almost sociopathic".

Canadian cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte dies at age 78

Canadian cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, who witnessed the rejection of Quebec province`s religious tradition in favor of secular values, has died, the Roman Catholic Church announced.

He was 78 years old.

Pope sending cardinal to Iraq to support fleeing Christians

Pope Francis is sending a cardinal to Iraq to help thousands of Christians fleeing the rapid advance of jihadis of the Islamic State (IS), the Vatican said on Friday.

Cardinal Mar George Alencherry leaves for Rome

Cardinal Mar George Alencherry, head of the Syro Malabar catholic church, Monday left for Vatican to attend the conclave of cardinals who will be electing the new Pope.

Britain`s top cardinal accused of `inappropriate acts`

Last year he was named `bigot of the year` by the gay rights charity Stonewall.

Fishermen row: Catholics join RSS to flay cardinal

The Catholics in Kerala has reacted strongly against the "reported" statement by the newly appointed Cardinal on the killing of two Indian fishermen.

Cuba will free prisoners as promised: Cardinal

Catholic Cardinal assured Cuban leaders would release 11 political prisoners.

Sex abuse: Belgian Cardinal offered to hush up case

The cardinal had held secret meeting with the bishop and sexual abuse victim.

Vatican backs cardinal named in graft probe

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe has been linked to several shady property deals.

Vatican admonishes Austrian cardinal for comments

The Vatican issued an unprecedented public rebuke of a leading cardinal who had questioned the church`s policy of celibacy and openly criticized the retired Vatican No. 2 for his handling of clerical sex abuse cases.