Pope Francis intends to visit Iraq in 2020
In a Vatican audience, the pope reiterated his desire to visit Baghdad, despite security concerns. He also called out Western hypocrisy for claiming to promote peace while selling weapons abroad.
Rihanna confirms new Reggae album during interview
Rihanna's ninth studio album will be a reggae album dropping later in 2019. The pop star confirmed the album plans in an interview for Times' 'T Magazine' by playwright Jeremy O. Harris in London. RiRi is referring to the album as 'R9' for now.
Madonna, on Eurovision, says she won't bow 'to suit someone's political agenda'
Pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday explained her decision to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel this week, saying that she will always speak up to defend human rights and hopes to see "a new path toward peace."
Pope issues new law to force clergy to report sex abuse
The groundbreaking new law requires clergy to report suspected cases of sexual abuse to their superiors — and to report instances where abuse had been covered up.
Mamma Mia! Swedish super-troupers ABBA to release new songs
Swedish pop icons ABBA will release their first new music for 35 years with two new songs set for broadcast in December, the quartet said on Friday.
Pope admits he made 'grave errors' in Chile sex abuse scandal
The General Secretary of the Episcopal Conference of Chile read a letter in which Pope Francis admits making "grave errors" in judgment in Chile's sex abuse scandal. Francis also invites the abuse victims he has discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness.