Former Polish archbishop and papal diplomat who was defrocked after allegations of paying children for sexual acts has lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried in the Dominican Republic, the Vatican said.
Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew`s wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff`s native Argentina.
The Holy See`s ambassador to the United Nations, Silvano Tomasi, this weekend supported US air strikes aimed at halting the advance of Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants, calling for "intervention now, before it is too late".
Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited presidents from both sides of the divide to the Vatican to pray for peace.
The Vatican has told off the biggest association of nuns in the United States for failing to obey the administrator it installed to keep the group in line and for giving an award to a controversial theologian.