The country's new chief justice says the request to review her acquittal was rejected on merit. The Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 in what swiftly became Pakistan's most infamous blasphemy case.
During his visit to Panama, Pope Francis also pledged support for "all efforts" to avoid further suffering in crisis-torn Venezuela and insisted public officials live simply, honestly and transparently.
In a protest against the acquittal of Christian woman in a blasphemy case, protesters blocked roads across Pakistan, cutting off scores of cities and towns from capital Islamabad.
After weeks of relative silence, Pope Francis has agreed to meet a delegation of US bishops and cardinals to discuss the Vatican response to the clergy abuse crisis.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano said he told Pope Francis of sex abuse committed by a cardinal in 2013.
Pope Francis has appealed to Catholics around the world to help root out the scourge of child sexual abuse. In an unprecedented letter, he said "we did not act in a timely manner, realizing the magnitude ... of the damage done to so many lives."
Pope Francis' opposition to death penalty may trigger criticism in US and other countries where the punishment is practiced.
"Children should be accepted as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick," Pope Francis says.
Alfie Evans’ parents are to appeal a high court ruling that has prevented them taking the terminally ill boy to Italy for treatment, their lawyers have said.
In the third apostolic exhortation of his pontificate - a guideline on how Catholics can strive for "holiness" - the 81-year-old also unexpectedly hit out at his critics.
Pope Francis expresses "pain" and "shame" over the sexual abuse scandals in Chile's church and asked people to listen to migrants coming to the country.
Unknown vandals set fire to at least two churches, threw a homemade bomb at one and left pamphlets with threatening messages to the pontiff ahead of his visit to Santiago.
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