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By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
In an eagerly-awaited document, Francis didn’t even refer to recommendations by Amazonian bishops to consider the ordination of married men and women deacons. Rather, he urged bishops to pray for more priestly vocations and send missionaries to the region.
By Nicole Winfield, Corey Perrine, Associated Press
The next Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia says it's “awesome" to be back in the city where his pastoral career began. The Vatican on Thursday announced the appointment of Nelson Perez, currently the bishop of Cleveland.
By Associated Press
Pope Francis on Wednesday named Francesca Di Giovanni, a 27-year veteran of the Vatican, as undersecretary for multilateral affairs.
Rome is being roiled by a series of unusual developments in which a former pope appeared to be weighing in on a sensitive issue facing his successor, Pope Francis. The debate is over the law of clerical celibacy, which divides…
By Michael Rezendes, Associated Press
A lawsuit filed Monday in state court in San Francisco alleges that a Jesuit priest sexually abused an American boy "more than 1,000 times, in multiple states and countries." In interviews with The Associated Press, Robert Goldberg describes sexual abuse…
By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press
The Diocese of Charlotte also listed six clergy members who served the area before the diocese was formed in 1972, and 23 clergy members from the diocese who were accused of misconduct while working for the church in other places.
By Bernard Condon, Jim Mustian, Associated Press
Across the country, attorneys are scrambling to file a new wave of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by clergy.
By Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press
A three-judge panel in the city of Mendoza sentenced the Rev. Nicola Corradi to 42 years and the Rev. Horacio Corbacho to 45 years for abusing children at the Antonio Provolo Institute for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children in Lujan…
By Nicole Winfield, Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Pope Francis denounced the “evil” of nuclear weapons on Saturday as he began a three-day visit to Japan and fulfilled a dream to be a missionary in a land with a rich but bloody Christian past.
A Texas archdiocese wants to become a foster care provider, but only if it can be excused from federal rules protecting against anti-LGBT discrimination.
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