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Pope Francis, in a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, spoke at length about his health, his critics and the future of the papacy. Most notably, he called laws criminalizing homosexuality fundamentally unjust and said being homosexual is not a…
By Geoff Bennett, Karina Cuevas
In our news wrap Monday, California faces another round of storms with serious flooding in parts of the state, Iran sentenced three more anti-government protesters to death after hanging two men on Saturday, Russia rejected claims it is floating a…
Pope Francis joined tens of thousands of faithful in bidding farewell to Benedict XVI.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died Saturday morning in a Vatican City monastery at the age of 95. In St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis remembered his predecessor, who made history by resigning in 2013, as “noble” and “kind.” But Benedict’s papacy…
By Laura Barrón-López, Ryan Connelly Holmes
In our Sunday News Wrap: a monster winter storm has claimed at least 20 lives and crippled holiday travel across the nation. In Afghanistan, four major aid groups are suspending operations after the Taliban banned women from working in non-governmental…
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
Pope Francis voiced worry Sunday about the situation in Nicaragua, where police detained several Roman Catholic clergy, including a bishop, critical of President Daniel Ortega’s administration.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The Bidens visited the English-speaking church that is the main place of worship for the American Catholic community in Rome and located near the U.S. Embassy. The president stopped in between events at the Group of 20 world leaders' summit…
In our news wrap Tuesday, slaughterhouses across the U.S., Canada and Australia have shut down after a new cyberattack targeted JBS — the world's largest meat processor. Florida became the largest state yet to ban transgender athletes from girls and…
By Associated Press
Pope Francis has denounced racism, likening it to a virus that lurks in waiting and continues to be shameful. Francis in a tweet on Sunday called racism “a virus that quickly mutates and, instead of disappearing, goes into hiding, and…
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