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Pope Francis injured in Colombia

Pope Francis sustained minor injuries on Sunday when he lost his balance and bumped his head against a vehicle barrier while riding in the popemobile during his visit to Cartagena, Colombia.

Gunmen abduct Catholic priests in Congo

Gunmen in restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo kidnapped two Catholic priests in an area at the centre of over two years of massacres by unknown assailants, the country's conference of bishops said on Monday. The two priests --…

Vatican’s top finance man charged with child sex abuse

Cardinal George Pell, the third most powerful figure in the Vatican and Australia's most senior Catholic, was Thursday charged with historical child sex offences in a case that has rocked the church. Pell, the Vatican's finance chief and…

Central African Republic conflict factions sign peace accord

The government of the Central African Republic and 13 of the 14 armed groups in the country on Monday signed an accord aimed at ending an ethnic and religious conflict that has killed thousands of people. The deal, which was mediated by the…

Pope Francis refuses to comment on president-elect Trump

Donald Trump with his wife, Melania. The soon-to-be First Lady grew up in Slovenia, which is overwhelmingly Catholic Pope Francis dodged a question about what he thought of the election of Donald Trump today, saying he was interested only…