Texas couple stands by story after US cardinal pushes back

U.S. 06/05/19, 18:10

A Texas couple that accused top U.S. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of mishandling a sexual misconduct case says his office is treating them the way the church treats other victims — by trying to discredit their story.DiNardo's Galveston-Houston diocese has said ...

Pope says Argentine bishop now facing Vatican abuse trial

Europe 05/28/19, 16:59

An Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis is now on trial at the Vatican, accused of sexually abusing seminarians.Francis revealed the development in an interview with Mexico's Televisa Tuesday. He said he received the results of a preliminary investigation into ...

Pope urges China’s Catholics to unify after bishop deal

World 05/22/19, 03:45

Pope Francis is urging China's divided Catholic community to come together in communion, as he seeks to heal decades of estrangement following a landmark deal with Beijing over bishop nominations.Francis made a special appeal at the end of his weekly ...

Pope: It’s OK to organize pilgrimages to Bosnian shrine

Europe 05/12/19, 12:14

Pope Francis has given Roman Catholic faithful his OK to make pilgrimages to a Bosnian shrine where children said the Virgin Mary appeared to them, but the Catholic Church hasn't yet authenticated their vision, the Vatican said Sunday.Vatican spokesman Alessandro ...

Update: US Catholics welcome abuse reporting protocol

Europe 05/09/19, 09:00

The Latest on new church laws regarding sex abuse reporting issued Thursday by Pope Francis (all times local):4 p.m.The head of the U.S. bishops conference is welcoming Pope Francis' new church law about reporting clergy sex abuse and investigating bishops ...

Vatican law: Priests, nuns must report sex abuse, cover-up

Europe 05/09/19, 05:38

Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a groundbreaking new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable ...

Pope off to Bulgaria, a poor EU nation hostile to migrants

Europe 05/05/19, 01:10

Pope Francis will be spending two days in Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest member and a country with an unreceptive climate for migrants that conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative.Francis is ...

Pope appeals for evacuation of migrants from Libyan centers

Europe 04/28/19, 07:06

Pope Francis has appealed for the evacuation of women, children and sick migrants trapped in Libyan detention centers as soon as possible, through humanitarian corridors.During his Regina Coeli prayer on Sunday, the pontiff said the refugees' situation, "which is already ...

Pope carries Easter candle up aisle of darkened basilica

Europe 04/20/19, 14:20

Pope Francis has carried a lit candle up the main aisle of a darkened St. Peter's Basilica in a dramatic Saturday Easter vigil ritual.The pontiff, prelates and other faithful also clutching candles appeared as slow-moving points of light in darkness, ...

Pope washes inmates’ feet, says bishops must be servants

Europe 04/18/19, 10:58

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners Thursday and urged them to serve one another as brothers, as he ushered in the solemn pre-Easter rituals made more poignant this year following the devastation of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral. Francis travelled ...

Greta takes climate change campaign to Vatican, meets pope

Science 04/17/19, 04:33

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg has brought her climate change campaign to the Vatican, where she met with Pope Francis and carried a sign saying "Join the climate strike."Thunberg arrived late for Francis' general audience on Wednesday and took ...

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