Pope Francis

January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020

Pope appeals to US, Iran to pursue dialogue, self-restraint

Pope Francis urges the United States and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue “dialogue and self-restraint” to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East.

January 5, 2020
January 5, 2020

Pope calls for dialogue and restraint amid growing US-Iran tensions

Pope Francis calls for dialogue and restraint two days after the killing of a top Iranian military commander by the United States.

February 6, 2019
February 6, 2019

Pope says he is committed to stopping sexual abuse of nuns

Pope Francis, whose papacy has been marked by efforts to quell a global crisis over sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy, says he is committed to stopping the abuse of nuns by priests and bishops, some of whom had used the women as sex slaves.

August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018

Pope silent on claim he ignored abuse

Pope Francis has declined to comment on a growing scandal after a former Vatican official claimed the pontiff ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman and called on him to resign.

April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018

Pope Francis condemns Syria chemical attack

Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria after a suspected attack in an opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta killed dozens of people.

February 13, 2018
February 13, 2018

Hasina meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday had a meeting with Pope Francis, spiritual leader of the world's Catholics, at the Holy See in Vatican City.

February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018

Hasina meets Pope Francis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina holds a meeting with Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the Catholics of the world, at the Holy See in Vatican City.

January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018

Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war

Pope Francis says he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit”.

December 25, 2017
December 25, 2017

Pope, in Xmas message, calls for protection of Rohingyas

Pope Francis in his Christmas message calls for adequate protection of the dignity of Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh following persecution in Myanmar.

December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017

Reflections on the Pope's visit

As the impressions of Pope Francis' back-to-back visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh sink in, some self-evident truths glare through the mists of Naypyidaw, the new Burmese capital.