Pope Francis addressed Christian leaders from the Middle East in the Italian city of Bari to pray for peace in the region.
After being convicted of concealing child sex abuse when he was a junior priest in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle in 1976, Archbishop Wilson of the Archdiocese of Adelaide has been reluctant to resign - despite calls for him to do so.
The Catholic Church is providing Australians with the opportunity to define the future of the Church in Australia with the Plenary Council 2020.
“Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word” (2018) is a documentary about Pope Francis which covers the beginning years of his papacy. It is directed by Wim Wenders and is a collaboration between ‘Focus Features’ and the ‘Vatican Television Centre’.
As political unrest and violence intensify in Nicaragua, a reported 100 people have been killed, businesses have been looted and burned and police and government militias continue to clash. Amidst the conflict, Pope Francis has denounced the violence against protesters and has asked for prayers for the country’s victims and their families.
Five-years into his Papacy, Pope Francis has likened reforming Rome to “cleaning the Sphinx of Egypt with a toothbrush”. Pope Francis’ remarks, which were made earlier this year amidst the splendour of Clementina Hall, were greeted with stone-faced seriousness by the gathered crowd.