Oct 6, 2019 1:58
Pope Francis appealed to conservatives on Sunday not to be bound by the status quo as he opened an assembly of bishops to discuss the future of the Roman Catholic Church in the Amazon, including the possibility of introducing married priests. Jillian Kitchener reports.
Sep 3, 2019 2:21
The Pope is heading to Africa this week and will meet one of his former students when he arrives in Madagascar. Father Opeka set up an organization which has built homes for 25,000 people, work which has earned him the Legion of Honor, France's highest order of merit.
Sep 2, 2019 1:42
As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations.
Aug 8, 2019 1:30
After surviving the shootings at Christchurch that killed 51 people and injured dozens in March, victims and their families searched for peace and relief at this year's Haj pilgrimage. Joe Davies reports.
Aug 6, 2019 1:31
Thousands of worshipers are flocking to a 'lost' Buddhist temple in central Thailand. Wat Nong Bua Yai has been submerged for years, but recently was exposed after drought drove water levels at a nearby dam to record lows.
Jun 17, 2019 1:30
A Vatican document on Monday said the Church should consider ordaining older married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon, a historic shift which some say could pave the way for their use in other areas where clergy are scarce. Gracie Jerome reports.
May 9, 2019 1:12
Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday, making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed.
Apr 2, 2019 1:00
Pope Francis, addressing sexual abuse scandals and calls for women priests, said on Tuesday that for its own good the Roman Catholic Church had to acknowledge its history of male authoritarianism and sexual abuse of women.
Mar 4, 2019 1:20
Some Jewish groups have long alleged that the Vatican turned a blind eye to the Holocaust. Now Pope Francis plans to open the secret archives of his predecessor Pius XII, stating, "the Church is not afraid of history."
Feb 22, 2019 1:40
At the second day of a summit on child sex abuse, leading cardinals have said the Catholic Church must repair the "systematic failures" that enabled sexual abuse to take root around the world, and bishops should start policing each other's behaviour. Gracie Jerome reports.
Feb 21, 2019 1:50
Pope Francis opened a landmark Vatican conference on the sexual abuse of children by priests on Thursday by saying the Church would "listen to the cry of the little ones seeking justice". Gracie Jerome reports.
Feb 16, 2019 1:11
The disgraced former American cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, is now the highest profile Vatican figure to be dismissed from priesthood in modern times. The allegations against him include sexual abuse of minors.