Francis reportedly phoned a Spanish clerical abuse victim on Sunday and asked him “forgive us for this too serious sin”.
There could be “disastrous consequences” if the world fails to address the rise of armed drones, the Holy See’s permanent observer to the UN has said.
Vatican Insider website has launched a new section in Chinese.
Ross Douthat and Fr James Martin SJ debate whether the Catholic Church is heading for schism.
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