Pope Francis has removed a free-spending German bishop from office whose new residence ran six times over budget.
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.
Two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century have been made saints. Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI were among six religious figures canonized in a Vatican ceremony.
The two bishops are the latest heads to roll over a child abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church in Chile. The public firings are signs of a new transparency by the Vatican after years of cover-up claims.
The Vatican and Beijing have announced a historic, provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops in China. But critics say the deal weakens the Catholic Church's moral authority.
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