Philip Pullella

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18 Jul 2018 | 9:03 PM

New forensic tests suggest Shroud of Turin is fake

ROME (Reuters) - A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake.

7 Jul 2018 | 9:02 PM

Pope says walls, occupation and fundamentalism hamper Mideast peace

BARI, Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis led a summit of Christian leaders on how to promote peace in the Middle East on Saturday and said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would not resolve conflict in the region.

29 Jun 2018 | 12:06 AM

Serve the poor, shun 'palace intrigue,' pope tells new cardinals

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis installed 14 Catholic churchmen as cardinals on Thursday, putting another stamp on the group that will one day elect his successor.

28 Jun 2018 | 8:00 PM

Pope accepts two more resignations of Chile bishops over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis accepted on Thursday the resignation of two more Chilean bishops caught up in the country's sexual abuse scandal, the Vatican said, bringing to five the number he has accepted so far.

27 Jun 2018 | 11:24 PM

A popular pope, but how powerful? Francis still fights internal battles

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - When Pope Francis wanted to appoint a woman as deputy head of the Vatican press office in 2016, he quickly ran into opposition from the Catholic Church's male-dominated hierarchy.

26 Jun 2018 | 8:39 PM

France's Macron and Pope Francis hold unusually long meeting

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron, accused at home of straining France’s secular foundations by seeking to mend ties with the Catholic Church, had an unusually long and cordial meeting with Pope Francis on Tuesday.

22 Jun 2018 | 9:49 PM

Pope to make Vatican changes in push for reform, transparency

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will be making several significant changes in the Vatican in the next few weeks and months to bring in fresh faces with new ideas and promote others as part of his push for reform.

21 Jun 2018 | 11:33 PM

Pope, in Geneva, urges Christians to break down their barriers

GENEVA (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Christians on Thursday to "break down barriers of suspicion and fear" that have divided them since the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and to work together to help the most needy.

20 Jun 2018 | 11:04 PM

Exclusive - Pope says he could accept more resignations over Chile sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has said he could accept the resignations of more Chilean bishops following a sexual abuse scandal that has shattered the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church in the South American country.

20 Jun 2018 | 8:58 PM

Exclusive - Stop exploiting Africa, share resources, Pope tells Europe

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including by sharing mineral wealth more equitably, Pope Francis said.