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Australian police charged a top adviser to Pope Francis with multiple historical sex crimes in a case that poses a dilemma for the pontiff who has vowed no tolerance for such offences.
Many in the church believe, given the lack of priests in many places, that a new path to ordination should be opened.
The first non-European pope in over a century, Francis has not hidden his concerns that the old continent is not living up to its history.
The commission's statement said Pope Francis accepted Mrs. Collins' resignation with deep appreciation for her work.
An Irish survivor of clerical sex abuse, resigned Wednesday from a panel established by Pope Francis to address the issue, accusing senior Vatican officials of "shameful" resistance to its work.
Francis's visit marked the 200th anniversary of the All Saints' church, furthering a rapprochement between the Vatican and the Anglican Church of England that began last year.
Pope Francis has reduced sanctions against pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders.
The money was frozen following alerts from the Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority, which Pope Francis has given more operative power.
The letter criticized his move to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive communion.
The image on the tails side of the Vatican coin is the same as on all of the other eurozone coins.
Pope Francis says he'll wait to see what U.S. President Donald Trump does before forming an opinion about him.
The letter appears to have triggered a statement from the Vatican on Tuesday in which Francis reiterated his confidence in the investigative team.
The Argentine's annual message published on Monday will be read out in Catholic churches on January 1, 2017.
Cuba has pardoned 787 prisoners in response to Pope Francis's call for world leaders to show mercy to inmates.
The convicts are expected from 12 countries, including Britain, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, the US, South Africa, and Sweden.