Catholic church was accused of being close to Hutu-led government in 1994 when 800,000 mostly Tutsis were killed.
Europe09 Oct 2016 17:17 GMT
Nominees from far-flung places include 13 cardinals under 80 years old who could potentially succeed present pontiff.
Georgia01 Oct 2016 18:20 GMT
Mass conducted in near-empty stadium in Tbilisi as local patriarchate declines to take part over "dogmatic differences".
Vatican04 Sep 2016 16:32 GMT
The nun, who is a role model for millions of Catholics, is declared a saint only 19 years after her death.
Vatican29 May 2016 07:55 GMT
Pope Francis underscores plight of young refugees at meeting with hundreds of children at the Vatican.
Politics06 May 2016 15:15 GMT
Pontiff urges European leaders to 'tear down' walls put up to keep refugees fleeing wars out of the continent.
US Elections 201616 Apr 2016 12:30 GMT
US presidential hopeful says global action needed to end growing poverty and "economy operated for the top one percent".
Politics08 Apr 2016 20:34 GMT
Papal document says individual conscience should be guiding principle in dealing with sex, marriage and family life.
Pope Francis25 Mar 2016 05:10 GMT
The traditional Easter Week foot-washing ceremony by the pontiff is meant as a Catholic gesture of service.
Abuse06 Mar 2016 10:56 GMT
Vatican said 15 victims in Rome could not meet the pontiff as they didn't make request through proper channels.
Vatican29 Feb 2016 02:12 GMT
George Pell, the Vatican's finance minister, faces grilling via video link from Australian child sex abuse inquiry.
Pope Francis26 Jan 2016 16:23 GMT
Pontiff stresses Iran's "important role" in the region during landmark meeting with President Rouhani.
Europe25 Dec 2015 21:59 GMT
At Vatican's Christmas Mass, leader of world's 1.2 billion Catholics deplores "intoxicating effects of consumerism and hedonism".
Religion03 Oct 2015 14:18 GMT
Flanked by his boyfriend, Polish priest Krzysztof Charamsa says he wanted to speak out against church "hypocrisy".
Pope Francis03 Oct 2015 06:43 GMT
Vatican announcement seeks to tamp down controversy about separate meeting with US gay marriage opponent Kim Davis.
Politics20 Sep 2015 12:16 GMT
Vatican does not rule out a meeting with dissidents as Francis prepares to lead Mass in Havana's Revolution Square.
by Michael Walsh
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