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  • Baltimore faithful reflect on legacy

    As word spread yesterday across the Baltimore region of Pope John Paul II's deteriorating health, devout Catholics began vigils for him and religious leaders praised his 26-year tenure as having an impact far beyond the church's own followers. "He is...
  • 'Pray for me,' pope asks the faithful

    VATICAN CITY - Sunshine glinting off his golden vestments, Pope Benedict XVI summoned centuries of Catholic tradition yesterday, then asked hundreds of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to join him as he sets out on a new papacy. "Pray...
  • Vatican approves sex abuse policy

    The nation's Roman Catholic bishops won Vatican approval yesterday for their revised sex abuse policy, requiring every diocese to bar priests who molest children from working in the church. Vatican authorization makes the plan church law for the United...
  • Borders marks 30 years as bishop

    Archbishop William D. Borders' first six months in Baltimore almost finished him off.He was asked for help in the city's controversy over court-ordered school busing, and with strikes by sanitation workers and police. He faced a fund-raising scandal...
  • Did Pope Francis really say 2% of Catholic clergy are pedophiles?

    Did Pope Francis really say 2% of Catholic clergy are pedophiles?
    An interview that credits Pope Francis as saying about 2% of Roman Catholic clerics are pedophiles stirred controversy Sunday, as the Vatican sought to raise questions about the article's accuracy and others called on the pope to take more action on the...
  • Pope Francis names new head of scandal-plagued Vatican bank

    Pope Francis names new head of scandal-plagued Vatican bank
    The Vatican named a new head and board for its scandal-plagued bank Wednesday, capping a cleanup campaign overseen by Pope Francis that has seen hundreds of suspect accounts shut down. French financier Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, who called his new job "a...
  • Pope meets with abuse victims, apologizes for church coverups

    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis met privately with a small group of victims of pedophile priests Monday and apologized for the way the Catholic Church covered up child sex abuse perpetuated by clergy members. "Before God and his people, I express my sorrow for...
  • Pope Francis calls Israeli, Palestinian presidents to urge peace

    ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday to express his "very grave concerns" over the conflict in Gaza, the Vatican said. [ID:nL6N0PT00D] The pontiff, who hosted a prayer...
  • Vatican Taps Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten To Help Devise Digital Era Media Strategy

    ROME - The Vatican has appointed former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten as head of a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to improve its media strategy in the digital age. Patten, 70, who is also the former chairman of the BBC Trust, will head up...
  • New Vatican bank chief vows focus on `Catholic, ethical investments'

    VATICAN CITY The newly appointed head of the Vatican's bank, the Institute for Religious Works, pledged on Wednesday to focus on "Catholic, ethical investments," as part of plans to clean up the scandal-plagued institution. Over the decades, the...
  • Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims

    Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims
    Pope Francis met for the first time with victims of clerical sexual abuse on Monday and pledged that bishops who covered up such abuse of minors would be held accountable. Likening the abuse to a “sacrilegious cult” that drove its victims...
  • Exclusive: Vatican dispute sheds light on HP case in troubled Autonomy deal

    (Reuters) - The Vatican has become enmeshed in a struggle between Hewlett-Packard Co and Michael Lynch, the former CEO of the UK software company Autonomy Corp bought by HP in 2011 in a deal that led to a big loss for the U.S. technology giant. An...