Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the Vatican delegation would be led by the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who acts as the prime minister of the Holy See.
The pope spoke during his regular audience at the Vatican about a report released Tuesday that estimated some 330,000 French children were abused by clergy and other church authority figures dating back to 1950.
In a front-page article in the Friday edition of L'Osservatore Romano, deputy editor Gaetano Vallini said the West was obliged to urgently remedy the situation with concrete action and welcome refugees
Pope Francis spoke as the Taliban entered the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan capital, and said they were awaiting a 'peaceful transfer' of the city.
The conference is scheduled to be held in October this year in Italy’s Rome.
On July 4, Pope Francis was admitted to the hospital for serious intestinal surgery. On July 4, Francis had half of his colon removed to treat a severe constriction of his large intestine, his first major operation since becoming Pope in 2013.
Pope Francis was admitted to the hospital for major intestinal surgery on 4th July.
‘Its an ethical option, because you are playing with not just your health and life, but also with the lives of others,’ the Pope said while urging everyone to get the Covid-19 vaccine
Pope Francis has recalled meeting Diego Maradona, who he described as a 'poet', though he conceded the Argentina great was a 'fragile man'
The nun from Kerala was canonised along with English Cardinal John Henry Newman, Swiss laywoman Marguerite Bays, Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes and Italian Sister Giuseppina Vannini.
New York's Bishop John Jenik was suspended in 2018 pending a Church investigation into the alleged assault, which reportedly took place in the 1980s while the American was pastor of a Bronx parish.
Under the new measure, every diocese around the world is obliged by June 2020 to create a system for the reporting of sexual abuse by clerics, the use of child pornography and cover-ups of abuse.
The papal admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican's women's magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns, leaving them feeling forced to have abortions or raise children not recognised by their priest fathers.
Pope Francis is urging politicians of all faiths to safeguard the rights of the unborn and is exhorting abortion opponents to also assure that children are born into a world where they can live with dignity.
In the history of the papacy, it is the first-ever visit by a Pope to the Arabian Peninsula, where Islam was born.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will have an audience with the Pope during a visit to the Vatican from October 17 to 18.
Pope Francis prayed for the victims of the flooding at St Peter’s Square
51% of Kejriwal’s twitter followers are fake, while Rahul Gandhi emerges as the winner here with 69% fake followers.
Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and others during the National Inter-religious Conference, organised by the Lokmat media group to celebrate the golden jubilee year of its Nagpur edition, in Nagpur.PTI Photo
Pakistan's cricket captain Babar Azam, left, and Mohammad Rizwan celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan runs to celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, centre, hugs Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
India's Mohammed Shami reacts after he was hit by three consecutive boundaries during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
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With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
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