Several members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are expressing concern and incredulity over his decision to appoint a Chilean bishop to a diocese despite allegations that he covered up for Chile's most notorious pedophile.
For China to find a successor to the Dalai Lama would be like former Cuban leader Fidel Castro choosing the pope, the political head of Tibet`s exiles said on Tuesday, in response to comments by a senior Chinese official.
Pope Francis is breaking decades of Vatican silence to help Italy shed light on one of its most notorious crimes, the 1970`s murder of former premier Aldo Moro, the Corriere della Sera daily said Saturday.
Pope Francis has urged Catholic bishops to ensure the safety of children in parishes, which should be "safe and secure homes" for families, and reminded them that "there is absolutely no place in the ministry for those who abuse minors".
Pope Francis on Tuesday ruled that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered by a right-wing death squad in 1980 and is an icon of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America, had died as a martyr and will be beatified, the Vatican said.
Pope Francis said on Sunday he would make a one-day trip to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo in June, his latest visit to a country where Islam is the dominant religion amid growing persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
The Philippines investigated a report that a Malaysian suicide bomber was planning to try to kill Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit to Manila this month, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas said on Tuesday.