Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI (AP Photo)

Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children. The statistics for 2011 and 2012 […]

01/17/2014

Pope Francis leaves the Church of Jesus after celebrating a mass, in Rome, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Analysis: Pope’s revolution; not all are pleased

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased. Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics in the trenches to take up spiritual arms to shake up […]

07/31/2013

Pope Francis listens to questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

Pope Francis says he won’t judge gay priests

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT (AP) — Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference Monday as he returned from his […]

07/29/2013

Pope Francis speaks to the youth at the World Youth Day Welcome Feast on the Copacabana beachfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

Pope to youth: Treasure the elderly

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis praised the elderly during the Catholic Church’s festival of youth Friday, saying grandparents are critical for passing on wisdom and religious heritage and are a “treasure to be […]

07/26/2013

Pope Francis (AP Photo)

Pope criminalizes leaks, sex abuse in first laws

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis overhauled the laws that govern the Vatican City State on Thursday, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes […]

07/11/2013

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From ‘the end of the earth,’ Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (AP) – From “the end of the earth,” the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church and faith in crisis.

03/14/2013

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Obama’s message to new pope

“On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint Peter and begins his papacy. [Read more]

03/13/2013

Pope Francis (AP Photo)

Jesuit humility marks Francis

(AP) – Pope Francis has been known for years as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed.

03/13/2013

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White smoke signals Catholic church has chosen a new pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — White smoke signals Catholic church has chosen a new pope.

03/13/2013

Three urns designed by artist Cecco Bonanotte to be used to collect ballots during the Vatican conclave. (AP Photo)

Black smoke from chapel chimney: No pope yet

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Black smoke has poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling that cardinals have failed to elect a pope on their first try. See a video clip here.

03/12/2013

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