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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
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
Austrian church eyes funds from its flock
Faced with falling membership, the Catholic Church is taking more aggressive measures to collect fees from the faithful.
Last updated: 07 Apr 2013 10:53 GMT
Pope urges action against child sex abuse
Pontiff says credibility of church is on the line and calls for "stepped-up measures to protect minors".
Last updated: 05 Apr 2013 23:43 GMT
Pope calls for peace in Easter speech
Newly elected pontiff presides over mass at St Peter's Square marking holiest day in Christian calendar.
Last updated: 31 Mar 2013 17:57 GMT
Shroud of Turin makes first TV appearance
Famous religious relic's display during television broadcast described by Vatican as Pope Benedict's parting gift.
Last updated: 30 Mar 2013 19:26 GMT
Pope Francis to celebrate first Easter vigil
Newly elected pontiff to preside over a mass at St Peter's and baptise four converts after praying for Middle East.
Last updated: 30 Mar 2013 09:20 GMT
Pope Francis and predecessor pray together
Newly elected pope tells former pope Benedict XVI "We are brothers", in first such meeting in at least 600 years.
Last updated: 23 Mar 2013 18:59 GMT
Crowds celebrate Pope Francis inauguration
Heads of state and hundreds of thousands of worshippers gather in St Peter's Square to celebrate pope's first mass.
Last updated: 19 Mar 2013 21:47 GMT
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A temporary truce in Thai protests
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In Pictures: Troubled paradise of Kashmir
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