While the church has a vast body of members, the pandemic is leaving one of the oldest religious institutions in financial limbo.
Roman Catholic Priest Guilherme Peixoto is not typical cleric as he organises live music by his own way to cope with coronavirus crisis.
Speaking at his weekly blessing, delivered from the official papal library instead of St. Peter's Square because of the lockdown in Italy, Francis specifically mentioned the appeal Guterres made in a virtual news conference on Monday.
Scientists race to find a treatment, crews scrub everything from money to buses, and quarantines are being enforced from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to an uninhabited island in the Pacific as the world fights the spread of the coronavirus.
President Salva Kiir hails "official ending of war" as rebel leader Riek Machar is sworn in as first vice president, formally rejoining government in latest bid to bring peace to African nation ravaged by war.
The celebration of Jesus's birth reminded humanity how "God continues to love us all, even the worst of us," Pope Francis says in his Christmas message.
Evo Morales called for the UN, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico.
Pope Francis celebrated an opening Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday with global attention newly focused on the forest fires that are devouring the Amazon.
The 82-year-old Argentine pope, whose parents were of Italian immigrant stock, has made the defence of migrants and refugees a plank of his pontificate.
The incident caused Pope Francis to be late to his weekly Angelus prayer.
Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a lightning visit to Rome, including talks with the pope, hailing efforts by the Italian government to ease sanctions despite Moscow's ongoing crisis with the West.
The papal decree sets time limits for local investigations and the Vatican's response to them and allows for retroactive reporting. It also raises to 18 from 16 the age of adulthood in cases of sexual abuse.
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