Pope Francis’s Central African trip on despite France’s security fears, Vatican says

November 13, 2015
Pope Francis waves during the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi - RTS6GEI

(Pope Francis waves during the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Vatican leaks scandal widens as authors investigated, others suspected

November 12, 2015
Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi attends a news conference for his new book "Merchants in the Temple" in Rome, November 4, 2015. Two new books by Italian journalists, including "Merchants in the Temple", depict a Vatican plagued by mismanagement, greed, cronyism and corruption and where Pope Francis still faces stiff resistance from the old guard to his reform agenda. The books, which are released in Italy on Wednesday, have already been condemned by the Vatican. REUTERS/Yara Nardi - RTX1UQA6

(Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi attends a news conference for his new book “Merchants in the Temple” in Rome, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

Pope Francis still faces stiff resistance to reform Vatican, new books say

November 4, 2015
(Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi is surrounded by the media after a news conference for his new book "Merchants in the Temple" in Rome, November 4, 2015. Two new books by Italian journalists, including "Merchants in the Temple", depict a Vatican plagued by mismanagement, greed, cronyism and corruption and where Pope Francis still faces stiff resistance from the old guard to his reform agenda. The books, which are released in Italy on Wednesday, have already been condemned by the Vatican. REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

(Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi is surrounded by the media after a news conference for his new book “Merchants in the Temple” in Rome, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

Exclusive: Vatican inspectors suspect key office was used for money laundering

November 3, 2015
(Pope Francis delivers "Urbi et Orbi" message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Pope Francis delivers “Urbi et Orbi” message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Vatican arrests monsignor and laywoman suspected of leaking secret documents

November 2, 2015
(Starlings fill the sky around the dome of Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 19, 2008. Dark clouds gather in Rome's evening sky. A funky smell fills the air and suddenly the rumble of rush hour traffic is pierced by a chilling screech. As commuters quit the city centre, tourists are left gawping as hundreds of thousands of night-time visitors arrive -- swarms of starlings which for decades have made Rome their winter home, creating a daily spectacle and a public health nightmare. Picture taken November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Helgren)

(Starlings fill the sky around the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Helgren)

Pope Francis hints his Central African Republic visit could be cancelled

November 1, 2015
(Pope Francis gestures during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis gestures during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

New controls means Sistine Chapel won’t need more restoration-Vatican

October 31, 2015
(Newly installed tables stand under Michaelangelo's frescoes in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel before next week's conclave April 16, 2005. REUTERS/Stringer)

 Michaelangelo’s frescoes in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, April 16, 2005. REUTERS/Stringer)

Pope Francis denounces clergy who criticized slain Salvadoran bishop Romero

October 31, 2015
(Hundreds of Catholic parishioners, students, peasants and workers march on San Salvador's main thoroughfare March 24 to mark the 18th anniversary of the murder of Bishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in 1980. Romero, a staunch denouncer of human rights violations during El Salvador's bloody civil war, is revered by Salvadorean Catholic sectors as a religious martyr whom church officials hope to see canonized. The Vatican is studying the complex process of beatification. REUTERS)

(Hundreds of Catholic parishioners, students, peasants and workers march on San Salvador’s main thoroughfare March 24 , 1998 to mark the 18th anniversary of the murder of Bishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in 1980. REUTERS)

World Catholic leaders appeal for bold climate change agreement

October 26, 2015
(Cardinal Oswald Gracias (C) signs an appeal next to Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez (2nd L) during a news conference at the Vatican, October 26, 2015. Roman Catholic leaders from around the world on Monday made a joint appeal to a forthcoming United Nations conference on climate change to produce a "fair, legally binding and truly transformational" agreement.REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Cardinal Oswald Gracias (C) signs an appeal for a climate change agreemet at the Vatican, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis, ending synod, excoriates bishops with ‘closed hearts’

October 26, 2015
(Pope Francis chats with Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo (R) as he arrives to lead the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 23, 2015.REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Pope Francis chats with Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo (R) at the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 23, 2015.REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)