On the final leg of his three-nation tour of Africa Pope Francis has spoken in the capital Bangui of his hopes for peace in the Central African Republic. The country has been destabilized by violence between Christian and Muslim militants.
Pope Francis gifted Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan an "angel of peace" during Erdogan's visit to Vatican. Protesters clashed with police in Rome as the two leaders discussed Jerusalem and other Middle Eastern issues.
The Vatican has renewed its clergy sexual abuse panel amid criticism over how Pope Francis is handling a scandal in Chile. A key Chilean victim has talked to a Vatican investigator in an hours-long meeting in New York.
Pope Francis has decided to accept the legitimacy of seven Catholic bishops appointed by the Chinese government. He hopes in return that Beijing will recognize his authority as head of the Catholic Church in China.
Speaking in front of thousands of indigenous people Pope Francis decried the reckless destruction of rainforests by mining. Later, with Peru's president and other leaders, he warned of another scourge: corruption.
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