Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys and will remain in prison for at least another three years, an Australian court ruled on Wednesday.
Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell is sentenced to six years in jail for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne.
China and the Vatican signed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.
A Catholic priest who worked as adiplomat at the Vatican’s embassy in Washington was indicted on Saturday on charges of possessing child pornography in the United States and Canada.
he Vatican will host executives of the world’s top oil companies for a conference next week on climate change and the transition away from fossil fuels, a Vatican source said.
Pope Francis wants Chile’s bishops to owe up to the “devastating wounds” inflicted on the Church’s credibility by a cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, serving notice that his coming meetings with them will be blunt.
A Vatican official tells Saudis that Christians cannot be considered second-class citizens.
Much admired, but also criticised, Pope Francis has been in office for five years now. He has already formed a legacy as a ‘pope of the people’ – and has changed the church, writes Christoph Strack.
Pope Francis to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh later this year, the Vatican announces.
A top Vatican official charged in his native Australia with historical sex crimes arrived in Sydney yesterday ahead of his first court appearance later this month.
In a major shake-up of the Vatican’s administration, Pope Francis has replaced Catholicism’s top theologian.
Australian police have charged Cardinal George Pell with multiple historical sex crimes.