Pope Francis: ‘I Want a Poor Church and a Church for the Poor’
March 16th, 2013

The new Pope has revealed how he chose the name Francis as his official title, saying his choice was inspired by St Francis of Assisi and reflected his desire for the Catholic Church to be an institution “of the poor, for the poor.”

First Civil Union Between Three Partners in Brazil Sparks Controversy
August 29th, 2012

A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked outrage by accepting a civil union between three people.