Pope Francis has called a synod of bishops for 2022, the Vatican said Saturday, without giving details about the agenda.
In quashing the idea of married priests in the Amazon, Pope Francis has appeased traditionalists while disappointing progressives who had hoped for a historic turning point in the Catholic church.
Deaf children who were raped in Catholic institutions in Argentina and Italy called on Thursday for a meeting with Pope Francis whom they accuse of failing to take action after the abuse came to light.
Pope Francis on Wednesday pleaded for social justice and environmental respect for the Amazon basin, but did not recommend the controversial idea of married priests.
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The Vatican was gripped Tuesday by a dispute over whether elderly ex-pope Benedict XVI was being used by the Catholic Church's ultra-conservative wing to undermine his successor Pope Francis.
Pope Francis on Monday repeated his support for celibacy after his predecessor pope Benedict XVI urged him not to open the Catholic priesthood up to married men, in a plea that stunned Vatican experts.
Pope Francis accused world leaders on Thursday of failing to listen to the concerns of youngsters pushing for global action against climate change.
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Members of the clergy on Thursday lauded the humility of Pope Francis for acknowledging his mistake after slapping the hand of a woman who grabbed his hand while he was greeting the Catholic faithful in Rome on New Year's Eve.
Pope Francis on Saturday imposed mandatory term limits on one of his most powerful aides, the head of the powerful College of Cardinals, as he continues his wide-ranging institutional reform of the Vatican.
Pope Francis and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday jointly appealed for religious tolerance and environmental protection.
Catholic clergy will no longer be able to cite papal secrecy in sexual abuse cases after Pope Francis changed the rules, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
Pope Francis, who years ago hoped to be a missionary in Japan, travels to the sites of the world's only atomic attacks this week seeking a ban on nuclear weapons.
Pope Francis has appointed Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as one of the members of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Pope Francis said Sunday it was time for "predators" to stop plundering the Earth for financial gain, holding up the "scarred face of the Amazon" as a warning.
Catholic bishops gathered at a special Vatican assembly called on Pope Francis Saturday to open the priesthood to married men in the Amazon, as well as giving women a greater role to play and making damaging the environment a sin.