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Pope Francis has declared that the pontifical secret will no longer apply in cases of accusations and trials involving abuse of minors or vulnerable persons, and in cases of possession of child pornography by clerics

Archbishop Paglia said he would be willing to hold the hand of someone dying from assisted suicide

Imagine your phone rings and a man with an Argentine accent says: ‘This is Francis. I received your letter.’

Priests should strive after a strong relationship with Christ, beginning in seminary, in order to be the guides in faith the de-Christianized society needs, Pope Francis said

Charged with the Church’s missionary works and territories, Propaganda Fide is one of the largest curial departments

With Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception, God was, even before Mary’s birth, putting into motion his plan of salvation for the world, Pope Francis said on Sunday

Carmelo Barbagallo previously served as head of the banking and financial supervision department of the Bank of Italy.

‘I thank God that the Vatican monitoring system is working well,’ says Pontiff

The Holy Father spends his final morning in Japan at Sophia University

Pope says devastating Fukushima accident is yet to be ‘fully resolved’