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  • Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

    "Never war! Never war!" Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. "I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignified life, a future, are dashed." But...
  • Pope Francis 'deeply saddened' by deaths of three relatives

    Pope Francis was “deeply saddened” to learn of the deaths of three relatives in a car crash Tuesday on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican said. An Argentine police official quoted by the Associated Press said the pope's 38-year-...
  • Polish archbishop appeals defrocking for sexual abuse: Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic has appealed against a Roman Catholic tribunal's decision to defrock him, the Vatican said on Monday. Jozef Wesolowski, who had served as a Vatican nuncio...
  • Pope Francis calls for Koreas' reconciliation at end of visit

    Wrapping up his first trip to Asia, Pope Francis on Monday called for forgiveness and dialogue between South and North Korea, and seemed to take the United States to task for its unilateral bombing campaign in Iraq. He also discussed future travel...
  • Pope Francis may visit three U.S. cities next year

    Pope Francis may visit three U.S. cities next year
    Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he’s considering plans to visit the United States, and may make the trip a multi-city tour of North America that could include a stop in Mexico. In a news conference aboard the papal plane as he was returning...
  • Smaller protest forms in Ferguson, Mo.

    FERGUSON, Mo. A smaller, quieter protest formed in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night after other marches converged upon the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the Michael Brown case. In Ferguson,...
  • Ferguson protesters march to county justice center, site of grand jury probe

    FERGUSON, Mo. Protesters gathered again in Ferguson on a sultry Wednesday night and marched to the St. Louis County Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury has begun examining the case. After sunset Wednesday, more than 100 protesters gathered on...
  • Orlando Catholic Diocese sued again over sexual abuse

    Orlando Catholic Diocese sued again over sexual abuse
    A 52-year-old Orlando man, motivated by Pope Francis' call for the Catholic church to make reparations to victims of sexual abuse, has filed a lawsuit against the Orlando Catholic Diocese alleging he was molested by a priest in the 1970s. "This is the...
  • Church firing stirs up controversy over same-sex marriage

    Church firing stirs up controversy over same-sex marriage
    Angry, tearful parishioners stood in line at the crowded church, each taking a turn to beg church leaders to bring back their longtime music director, who was fired recently from northwest suburban Holy Family Catholic Church after announcing his...
  • Vatican had to re-send pope's message to China, Vatican says

    SEOUL (Reuters) - China may not have received a message Pope Francis sent from his plane on his way to South Korea on Thursday, so it was re-sent through Beijing's embassy to Italy, the Vatican said on Friday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi...
  • Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice

    Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice
    Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs before a crowd of hundreds of thousands here Saturday, and called on South Koreans to heed their example of sacrifice in a world of growing poverty and inequality. The beatification Mass was one of the main events of...
  • Pope's South Korea visit highlights Vatican's growing focus on Asia

    Pope's South Korea visit highlights Vatican's growing focus on Asia
    Pope Francis arrived in South Korea on Thursday on his first visit to Asia as pontiff, a sign of the growing importance the church is placing on the continent, where Roman Catholics are a small but growing minority. Before the pope’s departure...