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Pope Francis attends the Prayer Meeting for Peace in Rome's Piazza del Campidoglio Oct. 20, 2020.

Pope Francis tells Latin American leaders to resist corruption during the pandemic

Nov 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has called on leaders in Latin America to not politicize the coronavirus pandemic, urging them to seek the... Read more

Archbishop Charles Balvo.

Vatican nuncio condemns ‘scourge of corruption’

Sep 10, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Vatican representative denounced the “scourge of corruption” at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe... Read more

Lebanese protesters chant anti-government slogans in Jal al Dib Oct. 24, 2019.

Pope Francis encourages anti-corruption protesters in Lebanon 

Oct 27, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Sunday encouraged protesters in Lebanon who have taken to the streets to challenge government corruption and mismanagement of... Read more

Mexican archbishop denounces 'shameful corruption'

Sep 24, 2019

Archbishop Hipólito Reyes Larios of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, decried “shameful corruption” in the country and called... Read more

Protests in downtown Port-au-Prince drew nearly 2,000 people on June 13, 2019.

Amid political uncertainty, Haitian bishops announce year of prayer

Jul 15, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Haiti have announced a year of prayer and adoration for the country, which continues to face... Read more

President Elect of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa delivers a speech on May 12, 2019.

South African bishops: New president must tackle corruption, poverty

May 13, 2019

In the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful reelection bid last week, South Africa’s Catholic bishops are applauding the country’s... Read more

Motorists wait for gas at a Pemex station in Mexico City's La Condensa neighborhood during a shortage, Jan. 12, 2019.

Mexican bishops make statement on gasoline shortage

Jan 17, 2019

Amid a crisis caused by the shortage of gasoline in Mexico and the government's fight against the theft and adulteration... Read more

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected president of Mexico on July 1.

Mexican bishops urge collaboration after election of Lopez Obrador

Jul 2, 2018

The bishops of Mexico congratulated Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador on his election as the next president of the country, stressing... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Santa Marta.

Pope Francis: Corrupt people can never be saints

Feb 8, 2018

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Thursday Pope Francis drew a distinction between the biblical figures of David and his son Solomon,... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

In February prayer video, Pope urges global leaders to resist corruption

Feb 1, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis in his latest prayer video places a spotlight on the problem of corruption, saying that it is the... Read more

Protesters march to parliament in protest President Jacob Zuma.

South Africa needs a better anti-corruption system, bishops say

Oct 16, 2017

South Africa’s Conference of Catholic Bishops has pushed for the development of an anti-corruption court, citing the damage to the... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peters Square for the general audience Sept. 21 2016.

Pope Francis: Fighting the mafia starts with cleaning up politics

Sep 21, 2017

In a meeting with Italy's Anti-Mafia Parliamentary Commission on Thursday, Pope Francis said that dismantling the mafia begins with a... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

This is how Pope Francis keeps his peace amid Vatican 'corruption'

Feb 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a lengthy, unscripted dialogue with 140 male religious superiors, Pope Francis admitted that there is “corruption” inside the Vatican,... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

To be corrupt is to follow the devil, Pope Francis says

Nov 17, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Thursday Pope Francis warned Catholic business leaders against the danger of worshipping money, saying corruption is to follow the... Read more

Pope Francis arrives to meet with youth at Kasarani stadium in Kenya on Nov. 27, 2015.

Full text of Pope Francis' powerful, unscripted talk with Kenya's youth

Nov 27, 2015

An impassioned Pope Francis went off-the-cuff in a vast, widespread speech to Kenyan youth, touching on challenging topics such as... Read more

  View of Dhaka, Bangladesh taken on April 17, 2012 (cropped).

Bangladeshi bishop calls for peace amid pre-election violence

Jan 3, 2014

As Bangladesh experiences widespread strikes and violent protests in the run-up to its parliamentary elections, the bishop of the nation's... Read more


Vatican 'ready to cooperate' in investigation of accountant

Jun 28, 2013

The Vatican said it is ready to collaborate in the investigation of one of its accountants who was arrested today... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience, May 22, 2013.

Pope prays that Christians avoid 'road of corruption'

Jun 3, 2013

Pope Francis on Monday warned about corrupt Christians who think they are “strong” and “independent of God,” emphasizing that Catholics... Read more

A demonstration is held outside Primark flagship store over Bangladesh factory disaster.

Bangladesh tragedy sparks call for retail accountability

May 15, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

After the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh which killed at least 1,127 workers, demands for better oversight from... Read more


Two books by Pope Francis due to be published in Italian

Mar 25, 2013

Two books written by Pope Francis while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires will be presented to the Italian press... Read more