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Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said. The pontiff also acknowledged the "pain" of...

 

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abu...

 

Rome's mangy Christmas tree to be carved up into souvenirs

ROME (AP) — Rome's pathetic Christmas tree, so droopy and dried out that residents nicknamed it "The Mangy One," will be carved up and turned into souvenirs and a lactation hut for mothers and babies, city officials said Tuesday. In giving the...

 

Stolen jewels from Venice include 30-carat diamond earrings

ROME (AP) — One was a delicate, tasseled pendant, featuring a flawless 10-carat diamond surrounded by a ring of rubies and diamonds. The other was simpler but no less gorgeous: two pear-shaped 30.2-carat diamond earrings surrounded by smaller,...

 

Thieves steal famed Indian jewels from Venice exhibit

ROME (AP) — Thieves on Wednesday stole precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on show in a Venetian palace, making off with a brooch and a pair of earrings by mixing in with the crowd on the final day of the...

 

Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's saint-making office has updated its rules governing the use of relics for would-be saints, issuing detailed new guidelines Saturday that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred...

 

Pope calls space, takes small step for Vatican-Russian ties

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis took a small step toward improved Vatican-Russian relations Thursday when he chatted with Russian cosmonauts and praised their understanding of love during a call with the International Space Station. Italian...

 

G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism

ISCHIA, Italy (AP) — The Group of Seven industrialized nations threw their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda, saying Friday it had a "major role" to play in combatting extremism on...

 

Conservative theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. In a 25-page letter...

 

UN: Global hunger rising with conflicts, climate shocks

ROME (AP) — The number of chronically hungry people in the world is on the rise again after a decade of declines, the United Nations reported Friday, citing intensifying conflicts, floods and droughts. In an annual report on the state of food...

 

Vatican trial dawns for alleged misuse of hospital donations

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Other than St. Peter's Basilica, there is hardly better real estate in Vatican City than the sprawling penthouse apartment in the Vatican gardens, where the rooftop terrace has in-your-face views of the dome itself and...

 

Room with a view: 2 ex- Vatican hospital officials charged

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The scandal was remarkable even by Vatican standards: The president of the "pope's hospital" for sick children had taken nearly a half-million dollars in hospital donations and used them to spruce up the penthouse apartment of...

 

Vatican acknowledges past problems at 'pope's hospital'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican secretary of state acknowledged Tuesday that there were problems at "the pope's hospital" for children in the past, but said the new administration is making a "serious effort to resolve them." Cardinal Pietro...

 

Pope removes German cardinal as sex abuse crisis catches up

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis sacked the head of the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases Saturday, just days after he released another top Vatican cardinal to return home to stand trial for alleged sexual assault. The developments...

 

Vatican hospital calls AP investigation into care a 'hoax'

ROME (AP) — When doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase children's hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret in-house investigation. The diagnosis:...

 

'Pope's hospital' put children at risk as it chased profits

ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase pediatric hospital were angry: Corners were being cut. Safety protocols were being ignored. And sick children were suffering. The Vatican's response was swift. A secret three-month...

 

Vatican defends membership for theologian over abortion flap

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican's bioethics panel is defending the decision to name as a member an Anglican moral theologian who has said that abortion could be condoned up until the 18th week of gestation. Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia...

 

Squatters' urban garden comes to life with pope's tacit OK

ROME (AP) — Dozens of families have started tilling the soil and planting their first crops as a squatters' gardening initiative takes root on Catholic Church-owned land with the tacit blessing of Pope Francis. The not-entirely-legal urban garden t...

 

Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration, which is pushing to build a $3.8...

 

Police in Italy find fugitive mob boss hiding in home bunker

ROME (AP, Oct. 5, 2016) — One of Italy's most-wanted fugitive mob bosses was arrested after five years on the lam Wednesday when police found him hiding in a home bunker built between the bathroom and his son's bedroom. Antonio Pelle, 54, crawled...

 

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