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  • Vatican casts doubt on papal World Cup party

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday. Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday that the hour of the final is late...

  • Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests. Abuse victims and their...

  • NOW calls Catholic nuns 'dirty'

    The National Organization for Women, one of the nation's largest pro-abortion lobbies, named a Catholic order of nuns to a list called “The Dirty 100,” a catalog of the 100 entities which filed lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.

  • Pope's visit seen encouraging Catholics in Asia

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asia has a special spot in the heart of Pope Francis, who looks forward to visiting the region to encourage Christians, especially those suffering or being persecuted, Manila's archbishop said Monday. Roman Catholics have long been a minority in Asia, with the...

  • Church parade past Mafia home a challenge to pope

    ROME (AP) — In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Sunday denounced the tribute in Oppido Mamertina, a Calabrian town and...

  • Spain's new king and queen invite pope to visit

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Spain's new king and queen have met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in their first foreign trip as monarchs and have invited the pontiff to visit Spain. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, wearing white as is standard protocol for a queen visiting the pope, were greeted...

  • Pope leads long Vatican Mass after health setbacks

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Looking tired but relaxed, Pope Francis has led his first major public ceremony after a spate of canceled appointments for health problems. Francis appeared to hold up well Sunday during the more than 90-minute Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to honor Saints Peter and Paul....

  • Pope tired but smiling amid new health concerns

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has had a busy morning of audiences amid new health concerns following his cancellation of a planned outing. The 77-year-old Francis seemed tired but smiled frequently during a shorter-than-usual, 10-minute private audience Saturday with the president of...

  • Pope Francis again cancels event, citing ailment

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis canceled a planned visit to one of Rome's main hospitals Friday, the third time this month the 77-year-old has skipped or scaled back an event due to illness or fatigue. Francis had been due to visit the Gemelli hospital to celebrate a Mass there Friday...

  • Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — 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 the church. Core...

  • Nope, wrong pope, dope: CNN suffers papal mixup

    CNN committed a slight error this weekend when it covered Pope Francis' recent warning to excommunicate the Mafia from the Roman Catholic Church. "Those who in their life have gone along the evil ways, as in the case of the Mafia, they are not with God, they are excommunicated," Francis said...

  • Thanks to the Associated Press, we now have the frontrunner for most embarrassing correction of the year

    The Associated Press reported this year that a mass grave containing the remains of some 800 orphans had been discovered in Ireland near a former Catholic-owned home for children of unwed mothers, raising serious questions about the Church and child neglect in that country. The report alleged...



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