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Ex-pope 'defrocked hundreds' for sex abuse
Vatican document shows removal of nearly 400 priests - twice as many as in two years preceding 2010.
Last updated: 18 Jan 2014 03:53 GMT
Pope denounces abortion as horrific
Facing criticism from church for failing to speak out on abortion, Pope Francis issues strongest condemnation yet.
Last updated: 14 Jan 2014 07:33 GMT
Former pope denies covering up sexual abuse
Benedict denies cover up in what is believed to be first statement directly responding to sexual abuse accusations.
Last updated: 24 Sep 2013 19:31 GMT
Pope Francis appoints new secretary of state
Archbishop Pietro Parolin's appointment as "deputy pope" ends era of a cleric widely associated with Vatileaks scandals.
Last updated: 01 Sep 2013 02:19 GMT
Pope sends strong message on illegal drugs
Pontiff says proposed decriminalisation of drugs will do nothing to tackle the scourge of addiction.
Last updated: 25 Jul 2013 02:47 GMT
Pope boosts Vatican laws against child abuse
Pope Francis increases criminal liability for clergy and lay people working in the city state.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2013 13:15 GMT
Shot, hunted, jailed: One journalist's ordeal
Palestinian filmmaker Mohammad al-Azzeh is set to face an Israeli court after being shot in the cheek.
Last updated: 07 Jul 2013 20:53 GMT
John Paul II close to sainthood
The Catholic Church is on the verge of declaring late Pope John Paul II a saint.
Last updated: 03 Jul 2013 00:58 GMT
Pope Francis condemns global 'cult of money'
Catholic leader urges world leaders to do more to help the poor as secretive Vatican Bank plans to boost transparency.
Last updated: 16 May 2013 17:58 GMT
Francis canonises first saints of his papacy
Sainthood bestowed on first Colombian, second female Mexican and 800 Italians who refused to convert to Islam in 1480.
Last updated: 12 May 2013 17:05 GMT
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The photo controversy over indigenous people
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'We got this, Bob Geldof, so back off'
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