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The Maltese archbishop will travel to Chile to investigate the claims

Is Latin America still Catholic?

Latin Americans have been defecting to Protestantism for decades. Now many are rejecting organised religion altogether

The Pope said he told Chilean prelates to ‘reject every compromise with the sexual abuse of minors’

Pope defends in-flight wedding

The Pope had spoken with the groom on a previous flight and they had been to the Sacrament of Penance

The Pope also hinted that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors would be reconstituted soon

Cardinal O’Malley implicitly rebukes Francis for accusing victims of ‘slander’ against bishop

The Pope said allegations against Bishop Barros were ‘calumny’

The policewoman’s horse was startled by the popemobile

The couple were unable to marry sacramentally after their church was destroyed in an earthquake

Pope Francis held a private meeting with survivors during his visit to Chile