Theme of this year’s Meeting for Friendship among Peoples: ‘To the Ends of the Earth and of Existence. Destiny Has Not Left Man Alone.’
Pontiff told reporters in May he wished to visit the Philippines as a gesture of solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
“I'm not saying it caused it but it certainly didn't do me any good."
Pontiff thanks Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag for “her steadfast witness of faith."
On first visit to Ireland, Brazilian Cardinal João Braz de Aviz says Church is in need of purification.
Initiative aimed at uniting the world in asking for peace in warring countries.
Two Irish survivors among group of six to outline their suffering to Pope Francis.
International Association of Exorcists (IAE) has 250 members in 30 countries.
Polish prelate was recalled to Vatican after Archbishop of Santo Domingo informed Pope of allegations against him.
Critical of males celibates who have no adult experience of family life advising on the family.
“The visit was very friendly and cordial and very warmly supportive of the seminary community.”
High profile diplomat was heavily involved in the State Visit of President Higgins to the UK in April.
Pope to address the commission once all members have been appointed.
Primate of Ireland refuses to respond to polemics of those who caricature two popes.
Enda Kenny joins millions of pilgrims in Rome for unique ceremony.
3,000 Irish pilgrims attend canonisation of John XXIII and John Paul II.
Special Mass on Monday concelebrated by Cardinal and Bishop for Irish pilgrims in Rome.
Police chiefs from 22 countries and heads of Interpol and Europol attend Vatican conference.
Hopes for agreed mandate between police forces on cross-border collaboration.
"What we are seeing is a major repositioning of the Church internally and in its relationship to the world.”
Her voice is that of someone "not afraid to call the leadership in the Church to responsibility.”
Four women among three clergy and five laity from eight different countries on panel.
Demand for Catholic education growing: 60m students attend 200,000 catholic schools worldwide.
New economics secretariat will control all economic, administrative and procurement functions.
"Secretive approach confirms need for Irish Catholic Church to learn value of transparency.”
Dubliner Mgr John Kennedy recalls his time working under Cardinal Ratzinger.
Vatican spokesman suggests UN report was drafted in advance, without waiting for the Vatican’s own report.
Report gives no acknowledgement of safeguarding guidelines now in place.
Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, Archbishop Eamon Martin affirms.
Figures show Vatican stepped up efforts to remove clerical abusers in recent years.