For those who do not seek God's forgiveness, Pope Francis says, "There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls."
The pope said that without proof, claims against Bishop Juan Barros were slanderous.
The pope has come under fire in Chile for promoting a bishop linked to a disgraced preacher who sexually abused children for decades.
"There is an urgent need for news communicated with serenity, precision, and completeness."
The pontiff and the president do not see eye to eye on a number of issues.
The latest propaganda poster shows an ISIS terrorist standing over the pope's severed head.
"The priest says 'lift up your hearts.' He does not say, 'lift up your cell phones to take pictures.'"
A letter accusing Pope Francis of supporting heretical stances is the sixth initiative aimed at clarifying his positions on family and marriage, but he has remained silent.
As a former club bouncer and chemical engineer, the pope's past is a frequent source of surprises.
The head of the papal force says it is ready for any extremist attack.
The church features high levels of administrative control and secrecy, yet the tide could be turning to greater transparency.
Cardinal George Pell, Australia's highest-ranking Catholic and the third-highest-ranking official at the Vatican.
Thousands of children died in Catholic Church ran Indian Residential Schools over a century.
Donald will meet with Italian officials, Ivanka with victims of human trafficking and Melania will visit a hospital providing free healthcare.
The battle for Mosul is approaching its end after seven months of combat.
Pope Francis hopes to improve Christian-Muslim ties following a wave of attacks on the country's Coptic minority.
The president announced a three-month state of emergency after two bomb blasts on Coptic churches killed 49.
Pope calls the Syrian chemical weapons attack an "unacceptable massacre."
The suspect hired a sniper, who was an undercover FBI agent, to kill the pontiff during a 2015 visit.
The pontiff is visiting an area in northern Italy that was hit with earthquakes in 2012.
The pontiff expressed sadness over deaths and said the U.S.-led coalition had an obligation to protect civilians.