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Pope Francis speaks during the audience of the Curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See, at the Vatican on December 22, 2014

Pope Denounces Hypocrisy, Greed, And Mudslinging Within Vatican Walls

Get the highlights from Pope Francis’ scathing speech.

December 22, 2014

Pope Wants Free Debate During Vatican Summit On Family

Pope Francis wants to have a discussion where participants listen with humility to different viewpoints at a summit on Catholic church teachings and modern lifestyles.

October 6, 2014

Israel Clamps Down On Activists Ahead Of Pope’s Visit

By Jan-Uwe Ronneburger and Shabtai Gold JERUSALEM — Israel has banned four far-right activists from entering the Old City of Jerusalem during the pope’s upcoming visit, a police spokesman confirmed Thursday. They include three youths under the age of 18, spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said. The orders issued by police also place the activists under administrative […]

May 22, 2014

Rabbi, Muslim Leader To Accompany Pope On Middle East Trip

By Alvise Armellini VATICAN CITY — The leader of the Catholic Church will be accompanied by a rabbi and a Muslim leader on a trip to the Middle East this month, the Vatican said Thursday, hailing Pope Francis’ symbolic gesture as “formidable.” Abraham Skorka and Omar Abboud, both based in Buenos Aires, are longtime friends […]

May 15, 2014

Francis Rejects `Superman’ Status, Says More Popes May Resign

By Alvise Armellini VATICAN CITY — The leader of the Catholic Church is “a normal person,” Pope Francis insisted in an interview published Wednesday, in which he said he was offended by media portrayals of him as “some kind of Superman.” Since his election a year ago, Francis’ popularity has skyrocketed. He is seen as […]

March 5, 2014