Pope to bishops: Listen to abuse victims for sake of church

Pope Francis urged European bishops on Sept. 18 to listen to survivors of clergy sexual abuse and consider them partners in reform, warning that their failure to do so risks the very future of the Catholic Church.

Brazilian bishop resigns days after sexual video circulates

A Brazilian bishop resigned on Wednesday, less than a week after a video spread on social media that featured someone, purported to be him, masturbating.

Francis reimposes restrictions on Latin Mass, reversing decision of Pope Benedict

Pope Francis cracked down July 16 on the spread of the old Latin Mass, reversing one of Pope Benedict XVI's signature decisions in a major challenge to traditionalist Catholics.

Pope Francis returns to Vatican ten days after surgery

Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on July 14, ten days after undergoing surgery to remove half his colon.