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  • Vatican bank clean-up and account closures wipe out profit

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican bank has blocked the accounts of more than 2,000 clients and ended some 3,000 "customer relationships" as part of a clean-up process that nearly wiped out its profit, its 2013 financial statement showed on Tuesday....
  • Pope begs forgiveness for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church sexual abuse

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart...
  • 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 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...
  • Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'

    Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'
    Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering,"...
  • Jailed mobsters given communion after 'excommunication': priest

    Jailed mobsters given communion after 'excommunication': priest
    A Roman Catholic priest said he was continuing to give Holy Communion to mafia bosses at a high-security prison in Italy, even after Pope Francis said members of organized crime groups were "excommunicated." During a trip to one of Italy's most mafia-...
  • Thirty bodies found in migrant boat rescued by Italian authorities

    ROME Maritime search and rescue patrols have intercepted a migrant boat carrying more than 500 passengers aboard and "around 30 bodies," the Italian navy said Monday. The discovery was made on Sunday. Survivors were picked up by a naval vessel, while the...
  • Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute

    Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute
    Pope Francis canceled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition". The Vatican gave no immediate details about what was ailing the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff, who has canceled...
  • Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex

    Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex
    The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to "close our eyes to anything" when it opens a two-year debate on some of the thorniest issues facing...
  • Vatican admits Catholics don't follow its rules on sex and marriage

    Vatican admits Catholics don't follow its rules on sex and marriage
    After studying the results of a global survey of Catholics, the Vatican is acknowledging that churchgoers ignore its rules on fundamental issues including marriage, divorce and contraception. But in a report issued Thursday, the Vatican laid part of the...
  • Vatican acknowledges being out of step with ordinary Catholics

    VATICAN CITY The Vatican acknowledged Thursday that many Catholics do not understand or follow its teachings on marriage and sexual ethics as it commented the results of a worldwide consultation. In the past months, ordinary Catholics were polled on hot-...
  • Excommunication has limited use in modern world

    PITTSBURGH Excommunication literally means "out of the community" and signifies when someone has put himself or herself outside the religious community. Along with practices such as social shunning, it has been used by groups ranging from Orthodox Jews to...