Vatican says it has high hopes of better ties with China
The Vatican is hopeful it can improve ties with China after decades of tension, the Roman Catholic Church's highest-ranking diplomat said on Saturday, adding that warmer relations would benefit the whole world.
China willing to reach 'understanding' with Vatican: cardinal
HONG KONG - The head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong has said the Chinese government is willing to reach an ''understanding'' with the Vatican over the contentious issue of the appointment of bishops.
Pope 'doubts' sex abuse case vs Australian cardinal
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis said Sunday there were "doubts" over the case being made against Vatican finance chief George Pell, Australia's most senior Roman Catholic, for alleged child abuse.
Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism.
Over 2.5M attend World Youth Day final mass in Poland
Pope Francis celebrated mass Sunday with over 2.5 million pilgrims in a vast sun-drenched field, wrapping up a emotionally charged trip to Poland which took him to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
Pope and pop rock Catholic youth party
Saints dropping disco moves and nuns belting their hearts out rocked the final night of a Catholic youth extravaganza headlined by Pope Francis in Poland on Saturday.
Mga bangkay ng umano'y tulak ng droga, natagpuan sa Tacloban
Tatlo sa mga biktima ang natagpuan malapit sa airport kung saan nagdaos ng misa si Pope Francis noong isang taon.
Pope Francis walks alone through horrors of Nazi death camp
Pope Francis on Friday walked alone through the notorious wrought-iron "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau, beginning a historic visit to the former Nazi death camp.
Pope says Europe attacks show 'world at war', religion not to blame
KRAKOW, Poland - Pope Francis, starting a trip to Poland overshadowed by the killing of an elderly priest in France by suspected Islamist militants, said on Wednesday this and a string of other attacks were proof the "world is at war".
Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Kidapawan
After two years, the Diocese of Kidapawan finally has a new bishop.