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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
Thousands greet pope for first Angelus prayer
Francis appears before 150,000 pilgrims in St Peter's Square then plunges into the crowd to shake hands with faithful.
Last updated: 17 Mar 2013 22:58 GMT
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
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Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
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