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Pope Francis offers ‘apologies’ for comments on accused bishop

Pope Francis on Monday offered "apologies" to victims of sexual abuse after he caused outrage by appearing to support a controversial Chilean bishop.

Pope to visit Peru region hard hit by floods

Pope Francis was set Saturday to hold a huge outdoor mass in a coastal region of Peru struggling to rebuild in the wake of devastating floods last year.

Pope Francis arrives Peru for four-day visit

Pope Francis arrived Thursday in Peru on the final leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how the country’s gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious paedophile of slander, on Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Pope Francis flays violence in rights agitation

Pope Francis currently on visit to Chile, has denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights.

Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile

Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets.

Pope weeps over sexual abuse by priests

Pope Francis has met a small group of victims of sexual abuse by priests during his visit to Chile, praying and weeping with them, the Vatican said in a statement.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan to meet Pope Francis at Vatican on February 5

Turkish President Recep Erdogan is scheduled to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Feb. 5, the Vatican press office said on Tuesday.

Pope in Chile expresses ‘pain’ and ‘shame’ over abuse scandal

Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his "pain" and "shame" over child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in Chile, as he made his first speech during a visit to the South American country.

Pope Francis apologises for sexual abuse within Catholic Church

Pope Francis has apologised for cases of sexual abuse by clergy in the Catholic Church, saying he felt “pain and shame at the irreparable damage caused to children by some ministers of the church’’.

Sex abuse scandals overshadow pope’s meetings in Chile

Pope Francis will hold a closely watched meeting with members of Chile’s under-fire clergy on Tuesday, the first full day of his visit to a country whose Church is beset by sex abuse scandals.

Sex scandals dominate Pope Francis’ visit to Chile

Pope Francis arrived in Santiago Monday night and will hold a closely watched meeting with members of Chile’s under-fire clergy and a Church beset by sex abuse scandals.

World one step away from nuclear war – Pope Francis

The world is on the “brink” of nuclear war, Pope Francis warned on Monday, as he set off on a trip to Chile and Peru that threatens to become overshadowed by sexual abuse scandals.

Pope Francis due to arrive in Chile for 6th visit

Pope Francis is due to arrive in Santiago de Chile, late Monday, for his sixth visit to Latin America, which threatens to become overshadowed by sexual abuse scandals.

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