World Mar 21

Monsignor Dario Edoardo Vigano, a Catholic priest named by Pope Francis the first Prefect of the Holy See Secretariat for Communications, shows to the audience his smartphone while lecturing in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Horacio Villalobos - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images
Vatican press chief resigns over doctored letter

The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned Wednesday in a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media.

World Feb 17

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism

Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their…

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