Italian journalist says Pope Francis admitted that two per cent of clerics are paedophiles
New evidence suggests 796 children were interred in septic tanks in Irish refuge run by nuns
Pontiff to meet with victims of sexual abuse but survivors network describes it as a 'PR gesture'
John Paul II is set to be canonised on Sunday. Is it too soon to make the divisive pope a saint?
Pontiff calls terminations 'horrific' and links them to modern society's throwaway culture
Increasing number of Catholic priests trained in exorcism as more people dabble in the dark arts
Vatican offers 'indulgences' to those who follow Francis on social media during Catholic events
New pope flexes muscles by allowing canonisation of former pontiffs, without 'two miracle' confirmation
He's the bookies' favourite to replace Pope Benedict but his conservative views won't please the Left
Pope Benedict says he won't interfere in the choice of his successor after announcing he is to step down