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Brunei 28 Oct 2020 | 7:00 AM

Brunei bishop among 13 new cardinals named by Pope Francis

Bishop Cornelius Sim of the Apostolic Vicariate of Brunei Darussalam has been named one of the 13 new cardinals by Pope Francis.

World 27 Feb 2019 | 9:29 PM

Vatican to open own investigation into accusations against Pell

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican is opening its own investigation into accusations against Cardinal George Pell, who was found guilty of sexual abuse of minors in his native Australia, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

World 02 Dec 2018 | 11:28 PM

Be celibate or leave the priesthood, pope tells gay priests

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book.

World 20 Oct 2018 | 12:05 AM

Archbishop critical of Pope Francis denies wanting to topple him

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A conservative Italian archbishop who has publicly criticised Pope Francis over a sexual misconduct case on Friday denied he was trying to foment an overthrow of the papacy.

World 12 Oct 2018 | 9:24 PM

Pope praises U.S. archbishop who steps down in sex abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Washington D.C. over the handling of Catholic Church sex abuse cases, praising the close ally for stepping down in the name of unity rather than fighting accusations of a cover-up.

World 07 Oct 2018 | 8:26 PM

Vatican takes off gloves, accuses papal critic of 'calumny, defamation'

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A top Vatican official on Sunday issued a scathing open letter accusing an archbishop who launched an unprecedented attack on Pope Francis of mounting a "political frame job devoid of real foundation".