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Pope Francis avoids mention of Rohingya in Myanmar speech

<b>Naypyidaw, Myanmar (CNN) —</b> Pope Francis has avoided referring to Myanmar's persecuted Muslim minority by name in a major speech after meeting the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.<p>The leader of the world's Roman Catholics urged reconciliation and "respect for each ethnic group and …

Asia Pacific

Correction: Vatican-Nuclear story

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a story Nov. 10 about a nuclear disarmament conference at the Vatican, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the U.S. embassy official who attended. His name is Louis Bono, not Luis.<p>A corrected version of the story is below:<p>Pope asks leaders to imagine a world without …

North Korea

Pope Francis: The death penalty is contrary to the Gospel

Pope Francis declared today that the death penalty is “contrary to the Gospel.” He said that “however grave the crime that may be committed, the …


Conservatives accuse the Pope of spreading heresy

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> Several dozen conservative Catholic scholars and clergy have charged Pope Francis with spreading heresy, a bold but perhaps futile salvo against Francis and his reform-minded papacy.<p>The widely publicized, theologically dense letter was delivered to the Pope with 40 signatures on August …


Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem 'a bit late'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was "a bit late" in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice of moving pedophiles around rather than sanctioning them was to blame.<p>Francis met Thursday for …

Time I

Film starring Pope Francis as himself gets first screening at Vatican

Pope Francis’s screen debut in a narrative feature film gets its first official showing on Wednesday night at the Vatican, before the film’s Christmas release.<p>Starring as himself, the head of the Catholic church has a cameo role in Beyond the Sun, an evangelical story about children searching for …


Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary _ without pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome on Thursday for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if not outright resistance, from none other than Pope Francis.<p>Ten years after Pope Benedict XVI passed a law allowing greater use of the Latin Mass, Francis …

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Francis injured while riding in popemobile in Colombia

Concluding trip to Colombia, pope appeals to people to ‘untie the knots of violence’ after 50-year civil war<p>Pope Francis, his eye bandaged and blackened after an accident in the popemobile, wrapped up his trip to Colombia on Sunday appealing to the country to “untie the knots of violence” after a …

Human Rights
South America
Latin America
Puerto Rico

Pope reveals he had weekly psychoanalysis sessions at age 42

Francis says he visited psychoanalyst for six months ‘to clarify a few things’ and that now nothing frightens him<p>Pope Francis has revealed that he sought the help of a psychoanalyst for six months when he was 42 and the leader of the Jesuit order in Argentina during the country’s military …

Buenos Aires
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific

A priest’s son takes his case directly to the Pope

By<p>August 17, 2017<p>One bright morning three years ago, Vincent Doyle joined the thousands of Catholic faithful jamming St. Peter’s Square for a chance …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia

LONDON (AP) — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals.<p>In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with …

Mental Health

Pope Francis Calls for the Suspension of Venezuela Assembly

The Vatican has issued a statement calling for the suspension of Venezuela’s new constituent assembly, which encourages a tense and confrontational …


Vatican treasurer makes brief Australian court appearance over historical sex charges

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell made a brief court appearance in his native Australia on Wednesday to face what police described as “historical sexual offences”, making him the most senior Roman Catholic official to face such accusations.<p>Vatican Treasurer Cardinal …


Vatican court rejects motions to dismiss in hospital case

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican tribunal rejected attempts by two former executives of the pope's children's hospital to dismiss an embezzlement case, asserting Tuesday it could prosecute them on charges they diverted nearly a half-million euros in hospital donations to renovate a top cardinal's …


The Pope’s New Message: Quit Your Whining

Thou shalt not whine.<p>Pope Francis has posted a sign on the door of his residence at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican warning complainers to cut it out and get busy making things better:<p>The sign, written in Italian, warns that people who violate the “no whining” policy are “subject to a syndrome of …


Vatican trial dawns for alleged misuse of hospital donations

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Other than St. Peter's Basilica, there is hardly better real estate in Vatican City than the sprawling penthouse apartment in the Vatican gardens, where the rooftop terrace has in-your-face views of the dome itself and overlooks the hotel that Pope Francis calls home.<p>The …