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In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being "criminal and morally reprehensible."

Pope Francis has named a Venezuelan veteran of the Vatican diplomatic corps to be the third-ranking official in the Vatican Secretariat of State.

Pope Francis has offered prayers and expressed his closeness to those suffering after a motorway bridge collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa yesterday, killing at 39 and injuring 15.

As Pope Francis prepares for his long-awaited visit to Dublin for the World Meeting of Families next weekend, the mood among Ireland’s Catholics is both tense and expectant, as The Tablet’s correspondent in Ireland explains.

A survey published less than two weeks ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland has shown that the majority of Irish people support married clergy, women priests and agree with former president Mary McAleese that women are not treated equally in the Church.

It is not enough to avoid evil, a Christian must actively pursue goodness and renounce evil, Pope Francis has said.

After the bishops of Chile issued a formal apology for failing to listen to clerical abuse victims and drew up national guidelines for responding to abuse allegations, Pope Francis sent them a handwritten letter of thanks.

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, speaking during a 2 August panel discussion, described how Catholic teaching on the death penalty has developed and stressed that putting people to death - even criminals who are certainly guilty of terrible acts - makes it seem that the God-given right to life is conditional.

Pope Francis has expressed his sorrow and promised his prayers after at least 91 people were killed in a magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Lombok Island in Indonesia on 5 August.

On the 40th anniversary of the death of Blessed Paul VI, Pope Francis went into the grotto under St. Peter's Basilica to pray at his predecessor's simple tomb.


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