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A Vatican trial against two Italian journalists, a Spanish monsignor and two others was postponed for one week after the court allowed one of the defendants to change lawyers

Hundreds of thousands of people in at least 150 countries around the world demanded action on climate change as the UN conference began in Paris this week

A former Irish priest who was tried and acquitted twice by Irish courts on child sex abuse charges has lost an appeal against his defrocking by the Catholic Church in Ireland

Pope Francis became the first pontiff in living memory to enter an active war-zone today where he made an impassioned appeal for peace and launched the year of mercy.

During his visit to Uganda Pope Francis this morning went to the shrine of the Anglican martyrs who he later described as witnesses to an “ecumenism of blood.”

Pope in Africa: Francis arrives in Uganda calling for transparent governance

27 November 2015 | by Christopher Lamb in Kampala
Enthusiastic African singing and dancing combined with a military display complete with firing cannons greeted Pope Francis as he arrived in Uganda for the second leg of his African tour.

Young people should resist the temptations of corruption which affects all areas of life including the Vatican, Pope Francis said today.

After calling on world leaders to take action on climate change yesterday, Pope Francis turned his attention to some of the poorest people on the planet during a visit to a slum in Nairobi

The Catholic Church in Australia has stepped up its criticisms of proposed changes to Family Tax Benefits, with the leader of a church agency telling a Senate inquiry that the proposal would leave many families without an adequate standard of living or sufficient resources for parents to provide a decent living for their children

Pope Francis in Nairobi, Kenya, gave his strongest speech yet on climate change in a bid to focus negotiators who will meet in Paris next week the UN Climate Change Conference

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