Pope Francis spoke about the recent report that says some 330,000 French children were abused by clergy.
The information was contained in two documents, a consolidated financial statement for 2020 for the Holy See and the first-ever public budget for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See.
President Joe Biden convenes world leaders at a “moment of peril” to combat the climate crisis, drawing commitments from China and Russia to cooperate on cutting emissions despite their disputes with US.
Pope Francis' ongoing efforts to clean up Vatican governance reaches a milestone with the first ever jail sentence issued by a Vatican state court in relation to financial crimes.
Maradona, Argentina's favourite son whose life was marred by struggles with addiction, died aged 60 following a heart attack at home. Huge crowds are expected to pay their respects as part of three days of national mourning.
While the pope has spoken out before about the Rohingya who have fled Myanmar, and the killing of Yazidi by Daesh in Iraq, it was the first time Pope mentioned the Uighurs.
From Dublin to Wellington, Rotterdam to Paris, thousands gathered for protests this week in solidarity with the US demonstrations.
Billions cheered in 2020 after a tumultuous year dominated by demonstrations calling for political dissent and action on climate change.
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini likes to present himself as a devout Christian but the head of the Catholic Church has taken starkly different political stances.
Landmark Vatican summit on fighting child sex abuse concludes with Pope Francis announcing measures to tackle paedophilia in Catholic Church. But advocates for victims say Francis merely repeated old promises.
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.
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