PARIS (AP) — Equal parts investigative journalism and salacious gossip, Martel paints a picture of an institution almost at war with itself.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — The acknowledgment comes just two weeks before he hosts an unprecedented gathering of bishops to craft a global response to the scandal of priestly predators.
(AP) — “The people are exhausted by the long conflict and many children are hungry, but humanitarian aid isn’t accessible,” Pope Francis said.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Young people challenged Pope Francis on the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and the plight of Christians in the Middle East as the youth took center stage Saturday in the final events of World Youth Day in Panama.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to inspire Panama's young people, its prisoners, its politicians and its bishops. On Saturday he turns his attention to the country's priests and religious sisters.
LAS GARZAS, Panama (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated an emotional penitential liturgy inside Panama's main youth lockup, the Las Garzas de Pacora detention center.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis stuck to his script in Panama, celebrating the country's place as bridge between oceans and cultures and holding up the region's newest saint as a model for a humble church that accompanies the poor.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Asked by reporters about the proposed border wall Wednesday while on his way to Panama, Pope Francis responded: 'It is the fear that makes us crazy.'
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's sexual abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has expanded significantly after a man testified that the retired American archbishop sexually abused him for years.
(AP) — Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will “never again” cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in.
(AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, after allegations of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s.
ROME (AP) — The International Union of Superiors General, which represents more than 500,000 sisters worldwide, vowed to help nuns who have been abused to find the courage to report it, and pledged to help victims heal and seek justice.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Notably absent from the lineup announced Friday was Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, who heads the pope's sex abuse advisory commission.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis expressed sympathy for priests who have made the anguished choice to leave in order to marry.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Some of the youth delegates to the meeting have insisted that the final document express an inclusive message to make LGBT Catholics feel welcome in a church that has often shunned them.