Two days into his papacy, Pope Francis is facing accusations that he colluded with the Argentina's military junta during the 1970s and 80s. The Vatican has denounced the charges as unfounded and politically motivated.
Italian police are hunting for clues after the discovery of a human skeleton on the grounds of the Vatican embassy in Rome. The grisly find has led to speculation about the fate of a schoolgirl who disappeared in 1983.
Pope Francis has told young people that populism starts by sowing hate. He noted Hitler and Nazi Germany rose to power through the use of populism.
In some of his harshest comments to date on abortion, Pope Francis compared the procedure to a mafia-style killing. Conservative Catholics have accused Francis of not speaking out enough on hot button cultural issues.
A four-week summit has ended with a call to give women bigger roles in church decision-making. Only seven nuns were invited to participate in the nearly 300-member synod.
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