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May 2, 2018 9:30 PM Sex-Abuse Victims Accept Pope’s Apology, Now Urge Him to Act

Pope Francis met with three Chilean victims to ask forgiveness for dismissing their claims as slander ROME—Pope Francis met privately with three Chilean sex-abuse victims over the weekend—three months after his dismissive remarks about their claims stirred international outrage—in what the Vatican described as an effort to listen and ask forgiveness 58

April 29, 2018 10:44 PM Even the Pope’s ‘Supreme’ Power Has Its Limits

VATICAN CITY—The prospect of Pope Francis agreeing to let China’s Communist government control his selection of the country’s Catholic bishops has stirred one of the biggest controversies of his reign, with critics denouncing the plan as a betrayal and a capitulation. “I would make a cartoon showing the pope kneeling and offering the keys of the kingdom 42

April 20, 2018 5:12 PM Remains of Czech cardinal return home from Vatican

PRAGUE – The remains of a Czech cardinal who faced persecution from the Nazis and Communists have been returned to his homeland from the Vatican almost 50 years after his death. A Czech military plane landed in Prague with the remains of Cardinal Josef Beran Friday. He will be buried at Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral. Beran was arrested during the Nazi occupation 72

April 19, 2018 4:00 PM Pope Francis praises ‘very good bourbon’ gifted to him by priest

A priest visiting the Vatican claims Pope Francis knows a good whiskey when he sees it. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) Last week, Father Jim Sichko of Lexington, Ky., visited the Vatican for a private audience with Pope Francis, Food & Wine reports. The priest brought along a fitting gift from the Bluegrass state: a bottle of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle 134

April 17, 2018 10:49 AM Vatican Finance Chief’s Lawyer Urges Judge to Dismiss Sex Charges

A judge will decide by May whether there is enough evidence for Cardinal George Pell to face trial MELBOURNE, Australia—Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s finance chief, will learn on May 1 whether he will be tried in an Australian court on multiple charges of sexual offenses dating back decades. A lawyer for the 76-year-old priest, the most senior 70

April 9, 2018 11:49 AM Pope Says Fighting Poverty Is as Essential as Opposing Abortion

New document reflects Pope Francis’ effort to reduce Catholic Church’s focus on medical ethics ROME—Pope Francis criticized Christians who emphasize opposition to abortion above social causes such as poverty and migration, in his latest effort to readjust the priorities of Catholic moral teaching from what he has characterized as an overemphasis on sexual 81

April 8, 2018 9:49 AM Pope focuses on reconciliation in Mass dedicated to mercy

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has urged the faithful to not give up on the sacrament of reconciliation, especially those who continue to backslide. Francis focused on reconciliation, or confession, during his homily Sunday for an annual Mass in St. Peter's Square dedicated to mercy, a signature theme of his papacy. The pontiff urged the faithful to continue 46

March 29, 2018 9:23 AM Pope on Holy Thursday urges priests to be close to sinners

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is urging priests to be spiritually close to their flocks and not insist on preaching laws when they sin. Francis issued the guidance during Holy Thursday Mass, which is meant to show the unity of the Catholic Church during its most solemn, pre-Easter period. In his homily, Francis warned priests to not be tempted to insist 62

March 23, 2018 2:19 AM EPA chief Scott Pruitt defends Italy trip after increased scrutiny of travel costs

Pruitt said he took official meetings during the entire four-day trip to Italy for the G-7 environmental summit in June of last year. "These are very important meetings that take place, it's an obligation I have to participate and so I'm a little bit dumbfounded by the kind of media narrative that these things are somehow not the focus, they've always 103

March 17, 2018 8:15 AM Pope goes to Italy's south to honor popular saint, Padre Pio

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy – Pope Francis has traveled to southern Italy to honor a wildly popular Italian saint, Padre Pio. Francis took a helicopter from the Vatican early Saturday morning to visit Pietrelcina, the town of the Capuchin monk's origins. The half-day's visit main event was expected to be an outdoor Mass in the shrine town of San Giovanni 46