Pope Francis expresses horror and condemnation at act of senseless hatred and the dreadfully high number of innocent victims.
Questions raised as to why the original finding by the International Theological Commission in support of women deacons was rejected by the then Cardinal Ratzinger.
Many of the claims made in two new books are based on information dating from before Vatican economic reforms made: Fr Federico Lombardi.
The website which had shown retouched photos of a purported meeting between Japanese doctor and Pope Francis has removed the images.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin elected as rapporteur of one English-speaking group, while Archbishop Eamon Martin elected as moderator of his group.
Joy in Italy and Canada as missionaries declared ‘safe’.
Vatican says no change in Church teaching should be inferred from Pope's alleged comments.
Vatican spokesman suggests UN report was drafted in advance, without waiting for the Vatican’s own report.
"The speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all."