Pope replaces key Vatican official

1 year 5 months ago
Pope Francis is replacing the Catholic Church's conservative chief of doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, amid apparent tensions over the Pope's efforts to open up church teaching and tackle a series of sex abuse scandals.

China's President issues 'red line' warning

1 year 5 months ago
China's President Xi Jinping has warned that efforts "to challenge the power of the central government" in Hong Kong are "absolutely impermissible," as the former British colony marked 20 years of Chinese rule Saturday.