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Pope seeks forgiveness for priests' sex abuse
Head of Catholic Church asks for pardon for "evil" committed by priests who molested children.
Last updated: 12 Apr 2014 05:25 GMT
Vatican implements new criminal code
Tougher punishments approved for sexual abuse of minors and laws against money-laundering tightened.
Last updated: 01 Sep 2013 13:11 GMT
The Vatican: A Wholly Roman Empire?
With the Catholic Church at a crossroads, we examine the changes a new Pope from the global South could bring.
Last updated: 27 May 2013 06:16 GMT
Violence prompts flight from Syrian city
Fighting between rebels and regime forces in Aleppo neighbourhood blamed for scores of deaths and a civilian exodus.
Last updated: 01 Apr 2013 03:30 GMT
Violence Against Women Act and the US Catholic bishops
Bishops are attacking a major social justice document that does not even threaten the values they are trying to uphold.
Cristina LH Traina
Last updated: 19 Mar 2013 10:21 GMT
Pope Francis begins tenure with warning
First Latin American pontiff warns that troubled Church could "end up a compassionate NGO" unless it undergoes renewal.
Last updated: 15 Mar 2013 01:57 GMT
Conclave chooses new Catholic pope
Crowds at St Peter's Square in Vatican City erupt in cheers at sight of white smoke indicating election of new pontiff.
Last updated: 13 Mar 2013 18:59 GMT
Vatican sets date for pope election conclave
Cardinals will on Tuesday submit first round of balloting in secret process meant to choose successor to Benedict XVI.
Last updated: 09 Mar 2013 23:51 GMT
Papacy of Benedict XVI officially ends
Roman Catholic Church now headed by care-taker leader, after Benedict XVI's reign as pope comes to end.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2013 09:13 GMT
Vatican marks Knights of Malta's 900 years
A medieval order dedicated to aid work around the world has marked 900 years of service.
Last updated: 09 Feb 2013 20:16 GMT
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