No bones found in Vatican tombs searched for missing girl

The tombs of two 19th-century German princesses were pried open at a tiny Holy See cemetery Thursday and turned out to be completely empty, dashing any expectations they held the remains of a teenager who vanished in 1983 after leaving her family's Vatican City apartment.

Quebec education minister provokes controversy with Malala Yousafzai photograph

Quebec's education minister has sparked controversy after posing for a picture with Malala Yousafzai, before saying the education advocate would not be allowed to become a teacher in the Canadian province unless she removed her headscarf.

‘Look where the angel is pointing’ tip gets Vatican to open 2 tombs in decades-old disappearance of teen

The Vatican announced on Tuesday that it will open two tombs in the centuries-old cemetery next week and test the DNA of bones in an attempt to solve the case of a Vatican employee’s missing teenage daughter who disappeared thirty six years ago.

Vatican formally opens debate on married priests for Amazon

The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.

Pakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking women

With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men for cash, and they say evidence is growing that many of the women and girls are sold into prostitution once in China.

Pope dons helmut to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy

Pope Francis has donned a white firefighter's safety helmet to enter a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy, where he is giving encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck.

Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy

Pope Francis has donned a white firefighter's safety helmet to enter a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy, where he is giving encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck.