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October 27, 2018 10:33 PM Pope Decries ‘Persecution’ of Catholic Church Through Accusations

Remarks, at the end of a gathering of bishops, are unlikely to mollify critics in wake of sex-abuse scandals ROME—Pope Francis told a gathering of bishops from around the world that the Catholic Church is being persecuted through accusations—an apparent allusion to clerical sex-abuse scandals that have undermined the credibility of the papacy and church 43

October 24, 2018 3:58 PM Pope forcibly removes Memphis bishop after investigation

Pope Francis listens to the welcome speeches during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has forcibly removed the bishop of Memphis, Tennessee, Monsignor Martin Holley, following a Vatican investigation into the diocese. The Vatican didn't say why Holley 88

October 19, 2018 5:06 PM Moon’s Push to Ease North Korea Sanctions Falls Flat

European leaders decline to back South Korean president’s strategy, which also risks angering Washington South Korea’s president’s attempt to rally European support for loosening sanctions on North Korea appeared to fall flat this week, and risked putting him further at odds with the Trump administration’s efforts to maintain pressure on Pyongyang 97

October 19, 2018 4:32 PM Pope Francis’ Handling of Sex-Abuse Cases Fractures a Catholic Stronghold

The pope’s keen instincts as a communicator have abandoned him at crucial moments, especially in Chile, which is no longer dominated by the church VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis took charge of the Catholic Church promising a new style of leadership that would make the church more open, candid and dedicated to the vulnerable. His response to the long-running 97

October 14, 2018 8:52 AM The Latest: Pope declares Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI saints

Pope Francis, center, arrives for a canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Pope Francis canonizes two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. (AP Photo/Andrew 85

October 13, 2018 4:30 PM Pope Defrocks Chilean Bishops Accused of Sex Abuse

In the past month, the pope has defrocked four prominent Chilean priests ROME—Pope Francis defrocked two retired Chilean bishops accused of sexual abuse of minors, in his latest effort to address abuse scandals that have shaken the traditionally Catholic South American country and the church around the world. The Vatican said Saturday that the pope had dismissed 63

October 12, 2018 10:48 AM Pope Francis Accepts D.C. Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation

The pontiff praised Cardinal Wuerl’s “nobility” in stepping down instead of defending his reputation under fire ROME—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the embattled archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Vatican said Friday, ending months of speculation about the fate of one of the most powerful officials in the U.S. Roman 49

October 9, 2018 11:49 AM Kim Jong Un Invites Pope Francis to North Korea

No pope has ever visited the country, which has a record of repressing religion North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to Pyongyang, South Korea’s presidential office said Tuesday, in a new diplomatic outreach by the repressive regime as it negotiates a nuclear-disarmament deal with Washington. A papal visit to Pyongyang risks courting 56

October 7, 2018 5:07 PM Vatican Denounces Accusation Against Pope but Confirms Key Point

Pope Francis is accused of knowing about a now-disgraced cardinal’s record yet restoring him to a position of high influence ROME—A senior Vatican official denounced Sunday what he called the “monstrous accusation” that Pope Francis had ignored reports of sexual misconduct by a favorite U.S. cardinal, but confirmed a key point of the accusation: that the cardinal 59

October 7, 2018 10:05 AM Top Vatican cardinal accuses papal critic of 'calumny and defamation'

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A top Vatican official on Sunday issued a scathing open letter accusing an archbishop who launched an unprecedented attack on Pope Francis of mounting a “political frame job devoid of real foundation”. Cardinal Marc Ouellet said in the detailed, three-page letter that calls by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano for the pope to resign 68