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Pope Francis intends to visit Iraq in 2020
In a Vatican audience, the pope reiterated his desire to visit Baghdad, despite security concerns. He also called out Western hypocrisy for claiming to promote peace while selling weapons abroad.
Vatican removes Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron after sex abuse conviction
A Vatican tribunal has confirmed the child abuse conviction of former Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron. He was accused of molesting altar boys in the 1970s, but the Vatican has not released the exact details of his crimes.
Pope Francis issues sweeping sex abuse legislation
At the Vatican, Pope Francis has issued wide-ranging new sex abuse legislation that covers all Vatican personnel as well as those who work for the Vatican diplomatic corps. It aims to be a model for the church globally.
Pope Francis opens new health clinic for Rome's homeless
23 Dec 2018
The Vatican has given Rome's homeless people the Christmas gift of a health clinic near St Peter's Square. The Mother of Mercy health office reflects Pope Francis' determination to help society's weakest people.
FG partners Vatican to establish international science centre
17 Feb 2018
FG partners Vatican to establish international science centre.
Pope Francis celebrates Epiphany at the Vatican
7 Jan 2018
The head of the Catholic church lead followers in the feast of Epiphany which marks the end of the Christmas season.
Children serenade pope on 81st birthday
18 Dec 2017
Thousands of people celebrate the Pope's birthday at the Vatican.
Vatican turns off fountains as Rome endures drought
26 Jul 2017
One hundred fountains including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter's Square began to be turned off on as the Vatican felt the heat from a prolonged drought in surrounding Rome.
Trump arrives at Vatican to meet Pope Francis
24 May 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Vatican for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis.