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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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,"...
  • Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain's political elite

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain pledged on Monday to investigate claims that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 1980s in a conspiracy by members of the establishment who used their power to cover up the crimes. The allegations have jarred...
  • Catholics march in Pride Parade: 'This is all about justice'

    Catholics march in Pride Parade: 'This is all about justice'
    Parishioners from a Lincoln Park Roman Catholic parish are marching in today's Pride Parade to show their solidarity with Dignity Chicago, an independent ministry for gay, lesbian and transgender Catholics. More than a dozen parishioners from St....
  • Pope Francis visits Italian mob turf, says mafiosi excommunicated

    Pope Francis strongly denounced organized crime syndicates in Italy during a Saturday Mass, saying members of the Calabrian mafia were "excommunicated from the church." The pope made the comments during a visit to the country's southern region, which...
  • 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 defrocks former papal envoy accused of child sex abuse

    The former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of having sexually abused boys in Santo Domingo, has been defrocked by a Vatican tribunal, Catholic Church officials here said Friday. Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski of Poland was convicted...
  • 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...
  • Kansas City Diocese ordered to pay $1.1 million for violating contract with sex abuse victims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Six years after reaching a $10 million settlement with victims of sexual abuse, the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has been ordered to pay $1.1 million for violating terms of the contract. The order, issued by arbitrator...
  • Pope Francis' none-too-subtle Vatican 'dress code'

    Vaticanologists — the Catholic version of Kremlinologists — are journalists and scholars who scrutinize even the most trivial actions for clues to the thinking of the pope. A subset of this group (in which I include myself) pays special...