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The Roman Catholic Church's leading experts on sexual abuse told bishops on Tuesday finally to take responsibility for a global clerical abuse scandal and go... [Read More]
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POPE-PEACE/:Don't blame migrants for everything, Pope tells politicians... [Read More]
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Pope Francis has removed from his group of close advisers two cardinals hit by sexual abuse scandals, including his economy minister, Australian George Pell, the... [Read More]
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Pope Francis will say the first Mass by a pontiff on the Arabian peninsula in February and visit one of its largest mosques when he... [Read More]
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Pope Francis paid tribute on Sunday to Jews killed by the Nazis and victims of murder and deportation by the Soviet KGB, in twin visits... [Read More]
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Pope Francis said on Sunday that society should be vigilant for "any whiff" of resurgent anti-Semitism, calling for new generations to be taught the horrors... [Read More]
Pope Francis said on Sunday that society should be vigilant for "any whiff" of resurgent anti-Semitism, calling for new generations to be taught the horrors... [Read More]
The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled the deal... [Read More]
The Vatican's most senior official after the pope has strongly defended an upcoming landmark deal between the Holy See and China from criticism by those... [Read More]
POPE-BALTIC/ (PIX, TV):Pope to preach solidarity on Baltics visit in shadow of hostile Russia... [Read More]
Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his... [Read More]
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Pope Francis appealed to Sicily's Mafia on Saturday to abandon a life of crime and violence, saying the island needed "men and women of love,... [Read More]
The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors, deeply damaging confidence in the Church around the world. [Read More]
Pope Francis has ordered an investigation of an American bishop accused of sexual misconduct with adults and accepted his resignation, deepening a worldwide clerical... [Read More]
Pope Francis has ordered an investigation of an American bishop accused of sexual misconduct with adults and accepted his resignation, the Vatican and U.S.... [Read More]
Pope Francis summoned bishops from around the world to Rome for an unprecedented meeting focused on protecting minors. The order on Wednesday comes as the... [Read More]
Pope Francis has summoned senior bishops from around the world to the Vatican in February to discuss the protection of minors from sexual abuse, the... [Read More]
Italy sharply criticized new U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday after she announced she would send investigators to the country to check... [Read More]
The Vatican is preparing a response to bombshell allegations made by an Italian archbishop who asked Pope Francis to step down, accusing him of covering... [Read More]
Calls by a Roman Catholic archbishop and his conservative backers for Pope Francis to resign could make it difficult, if not impossible, for him to... [Read More]
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