Pope Francis has claimed a "gay lobby" was at work at the Vatican in private remarks to the leaders of a key Latin American church group.
CARDINAL Keith O'Brien has been told by the Vatican to leave the UK amid concerns of wreaking further damage on the Catholic Church in Scotland.
THE Vatican has called a halt to the appointment of any more Scottish bishops until a full investigation into the Cardinal Keith O'Brien scandal is completed by Rome.
Pope Francis delivered a plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message to the world, decrying seemingly endless conflict in the Middle East, Africa and the Korean peninsula.
Crowds gathered in the central square of Castel Gandolfo in Italy yesterday to catch a glimpse of history: two popes meeting for lunch and presumably discussing the future of the Catholic Church.