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  • The unconventional Pope Francis basks in public support

    The unconventional Pope Francis basks in public support
    VATICAN CITY — He wades into crowds without hesitation, shaking hands and kissing babies. He cracks jokes and delivers unscripted remarks, to the occasional dismay of staffers scrambling to keep up. Four months in office, Pope Francis is engaged...
  • Sex-abuse investigations rip open Catholic Church's secret files

    Sex-abuse investigations rip open Catholic Church's secret files
    Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself....
  • Pope Francis, just a common man with carry-on luggage

    Pope Francis, just a common man with carry-on luggage
    So, was that one small carry-on for a pope, one giant leap for Roman Catholics? Heading off Monday for his first overseas trip, Pope Francis demonstrated the common touch we heard so much about when he was elected pontiff: He waited in line to board,...
  • Live video chat today with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis

    Live video chat today with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis
    Join us for a live video chat with John Thavis, who reported from...
  • Pondering the Pope with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis

    Pondering the Pope with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis
    Why is Pope Benedict XVI quitting? And who might replace him? Those are two of the questions we put to John Thavis, who spent more than three decades covering the Vatican for the Catholic News Service. He peels back the veil of the Vatican in his book...
  • Carlo Maria Martini dies at 85; liberal Italian cardinal

    Carlo Maria Martini dies at 85; liberal Italian cardinal
    Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a rare and often outspoken liberal within the highly conservative Catholic Church hierarchy who was nevertheless often mentioned as a candidate for pope, died Friday. He was 85. Martini, a Jesuit and former...
  • Pope's butler convicted of stealing documents

     
    VATICAN CITY -– A Vatican court Saturday found former papal butler Paolo Gabriele guilty of aggravated theft in the pilfering and leaking of private internal documents in a scandal that brought extraordinary attention to the heart of the Roman...
  • Pictures in the News | February 27, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Vatican City, where thousands gather in St Peter's Square as Pope Benedict XVI attended his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic...
  • Cardinal Mahony blogs about persecution and 'loving your enemies'

     
    Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, currently at the Vatican to help select a new pope, has spoken out on Twitter and his blog about forgiving enemies. Critics have slammed Mahony for going to Rome after new revelations that he worked to......
  • Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell to cardinals on final day

     
    Thousands gather in St Peter's Square as Pope Benedict XVI attends his last weekly audience in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff has attended his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the...
  • L.A. Now Live: Cardinal Mahony uses Twitter, blog as pulpit

     
    Times staff writer Harrier Ryan will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to discuss Cardinal Roger Mahony's public relations campaign on social media -- and his decision to attend a conclave to elect a new pope....
  • Despite criticism, Mahony should help select pope, says cardinal

     
    A top U.S. cardinal on Monday said Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony should help select a new pope despite new revelations about his handling of priest abuse cases. Cardinal William Levada spoke about Mahony and the historic events at the......