By Nicole Winfield, Aya Batrawy, Associated Press
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Pope Francis ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here and a…
In our Monday news wrap, Iraqi President Barham Salih slammed President Trump for suggesting U.S. troops might stay in Iraq to monitor Iran, saying Iraq had not been consulted about the possibility and that U.S. troops are in Salih’s country…
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
Pope Francis has landed in Abu Dhabi on the first papal trip ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.
Francis famously has called for "bridges, not walls." After celebrating Mass in 2016 on the Mexican side of the U.S. border, he denounced anyone who wants to build a wall to keep out migrants as "not Christian."…
By Associated Press
The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining…
It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times.
Addressing tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis says Tuesday that the universal message of Christmas is that "God is a good Father and we are all brothers and sisters."…
"An insatiable greed marks all human history, even today, when paradoxically a few dine luxuriantly while all too many go without the daily bread needed to survive," Francis said.
Francis dedicated his annual Christmas speech to Vatican bureaucrats to abuse, evidence that a year of devastating revelations of sexual misconduct and cover-up around the globe has shaken his papacy and caused a crisis of confidence in the Catholic hierarchy.
By John Antczak, Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The Vatican announced the resignation in a one-line statement. It was the latest in a string of misconduct allegations against bishops to come to light this year.
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