Christians should ask gay community for forgiveness for past treatment: Pope Francis

Christians should ask gay community for forgiveness for past treatment: Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated.

Pope denounces Armenian `genocide` in Yerevan visit

Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide", risking Turkey`s fury as he met Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.

Pope Francis visits Armenia with Mideast peace message

Pope Francis visits Armenia with Mideast peace message

Francis is the second pope to visit Armenia since it re-emerged as an independent state from the ashes of the Soviet Union.
 

Pope risks Turkey`s ire with Armenia trip

Pope risks Turkey`s ire with Armenia trip

The Argentinian pope is due to visit Armenia`s main genocide memorial, the Tsitsernakaberd.

Pope Francis hits out at brazen free circulation of arms

Pope Francis hits out at brazen free circulation of arms

Pope Francis on Monday hit out at the `brazen` free circulation of arms around the world, comparing it unfavourably to the bureaucratic obstacles put in the way of humanitarian aid.

Pope Francis appeals for end to 'slavery' of child labour

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to the international community to redouble efforts to end the "modern slavery" of child labour.

Bishops face sack for child abuse `negligence`: Pope Francis

The decision, which will also apply to other senior Church officials, was unveiled in a papal decree which said such cases would now fall under existing canon law allowing for prelates to be sacked for "serious reasons".

Pope Francis OKs procedures to remove bishops who botch abuse cases

Pope Francis OKs procedures to remove bishops who botch abuse cases

In the law, Francis acknowledged that the church's canonical code already allows for a bishop to be removed for "grave reasons."

Pope Francis honours George Clooney, Richard Gere, Salma Hayek

Pope Francis honours George Clooney, Richard Gere, Salma Hayek

Pope Francis honoured Hollywood actors Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek with the Olive Medal of Peace in an event to promote the Scholas Occurrentes foundation.

Pope prays to 'convert hearts' of Islamic State jihadists

Pope Francis today asked God to "convert the hearts of those who sow death and destruction" following a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria.

Those who don''t gossip could become saints, says Pope

 People who are not gossips and don`t speak ill of others are heading in the right direction for sainthood, Pope Francis said in a sermon on Tuesday.

World needs Christians: Pope Francis

The world needs Christians because it needs their "courage, hope, faith and perseverance", Pope Francis tweeted on Tuesday.

Pope condemns paedophilia as details of girl's death shock Italy

Though the Catholic Church itself has been rocked by its own abuse scandals, he did not mention them on Sunday as he has in the past.

 

Pope says he's willing to study women deacons, in major step

Pope Francis said on Friday that he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling an openness to letting women serve in ordained ministry currently reserved to men.

'Philippines` Duterte to visit Pope, apologise for `whore` insult'

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit the Vatican to make a personal apology to the pope for calling him a "son of a whore", the politician`s spokesman said on Thursday.

Pope Francis asks Europe to tear down walls

Pope Francis on Friday asked Europe to "tear down" the walls being built to keep out migrants and to create a radical new "social economy" serving the many not the few.

Pope Francis urges Europe to tear down walls, build social economy

Pope Francis on Friday urged Europe to "tear down" the walls being built to keep out migrants and to create a radical new "social economy" serving the many not the few.

Pope tells teens `happiness not an app`

Happiness is not an app you can download on your mobile phone, Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers on Sunday at a mass to mark a weekend dedicated to youth.

There was such suffering: Pope on meeting with migrants

There was such suffering: Pope on meeting with migrants

Pope Francis spoke emotionally today of his meeting a day earlier with migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos, which culminated with him taking three Syrian families back to the Vatican.

Pope says his help for Syrian families `a drop in the ocean`

Pope Francis, who visited the Greek migrant hotspot island of Lesbos Saturday, took three Syrian families with him on the papal plane back to the Vatican, describing the move as a "humanitarian gesture... (but) a drop in the ocean."