A new national hotline to report sexual misconduct accusations against Catholic bishops in the U.S. could be operating by the end of February, three months ahead of the deadline set by Pope Francis.
By David Crary, Associated Press
On the heels of a bold call by Amazon region bishops for married men to become priests, Pope Francis is urging openness to new ways, and in a possible slap at conservative critics who fear he is weakening the Catholic…
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
Pope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of a world in which people suffer from malnutrition in some areas and obesity in others.
By Associated Press
Former students at an institute for the deaf say Rev. Nicola Corradi was the force behind years of "indescribable" torment through alleged sexual abuse. Two others are also on trial.
By Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press
By Giada Zampano, Associated Press
Francis received Putin on Thursday in an hour-long audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace.
The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., with nearly 15 million members. Now, it’s facing a reckoning over allegations of sex abuse and concealment revealed by a Houston Chronicle investigation. Judy Woodruff speaks to Rachael…
By Christopher Livesay
Another scandal is engulfing the Catholic Church. At a time when the Vatican has taken its most concrete steps to address a long ordeal with sex abuse and coverups, a growing chorus of nuns is speaking out about the suffering…
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for…
In our news wrap Tuesday, flooding in the Midwest has claimed three lives and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Scores of cities and counties have declared emergencies as the Missouri and Platte Rivers flow beyond their banks.
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