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Pope Francis Reveals Letter of Resignation

Pope Francis has admitted that he prepared a resignation letter in 2013 shortly after being elected pontiff in case medical issues prevented him from conducting his duties. The resignation was a contingency plan. Francis replaced his predecessor, Benedict XVI after...

The Pope Returns Vatican’s Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Pope Francis has decided to send back to Greece the three fragments of Parthenon Marbles that the Vatican Museums have held for centuries, the Vatican announced Friday. The Vatican termed the gesture a “donation” from the pope to His Beatitude...

Priests and Nuns Watch Pornography, Pope Says

Pornography is a "vice" and a "permanent attack" on human "dignity," Pope Francis said recently. Yet, the Vatican is aware that priests and nuns watch pornography. The Pope, however, now wishes to actively discourage this practice. His Holiness, who has...

Pope Francis ‘Begs Forgiveness’ Over Abuse at Catholic Schools in Canada

On Monday, Pope Francis apologized for the abuse suffered by Indigenous children at Canada’s church-run residential schools. The pontiff decried the country’s “catastrophic” residential school system and asked for forgiveness for the “evil committed by so many Christians.” His widely anticipated...

Russia’s Orthodox Church Rules Out Union with Catholic Church

Russia's Orthodox Church dismissed talk of union between Orthodox and Catholic Churches but it confirmed earlier in the week that a meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis is possible. Bishop Hilarion, the Chairman of...

Greek Orthodox Priest: “Pope, You Are A Heretic”

A Greek Orthodox priest decried Pope Francis as "a heretic" during the prelate's visit to Athens on Saturday. The priest shouted in Greek "Pope, you are a heretic" three times as the pope passed a building. Police led the priest...

Pope Francis Visits Refugee Camp on Greek Island

Pope Francis arrived on Lesvos island on Sunday morning to visit the refugee camp, accompanied by President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakis, welcomed the Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church at the...

Pope Francis: Greece Helped Humanity Expand its Horizons

Pope Francis, who began a three-day visit to Greece on Saturday, spoke warmly about the hosting nation and its contribution to humanity at a ceremony held in the Presidential Mansion in Athens. Addressing Greece's President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis,...

Pope Francis Arrives in Greece

Pope Francis arrived in Greece on Saturday morning for a three-day visit as head of the Catholic Church and leader of the Vatican state

Pope Francis Says Migrants “Have Ended Up in Concentration Camps”

Pope Francis said that migrants around the world live in conditions equivalent to concentration camps on Friday. The pope was at a meeting with a group of migrants in Cyprus when he made his remarks, where he departed from a...