PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (RNS) — The Rev. Xavier Arbex has warned for years about the devastating impact of rapacious mining in the mineral-rich country.
(RNS) — Pope Francis continues to remake the College of Cardinals so that almost half of the men who will choose his successor have been chosen by him.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show 'proof' to be believed, saying he realized it was a 'slap in the face' to victims that he never intended.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis was greeted by cheering crowds at nearly every stop of his Peru trip, but the cloud of sex abuse scandal trailed him.
TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — The first Latin American pope called for lawmakers to protect women and for a new culture 'that repudiates every form of violence.'
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — Francis said it was "essential" for governments and other institutions to consider tribes as legitimate partners whose rights, cultures, languages and traditions must be respected and recovered.
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — The pontiff broke new ground on an Airbus 321 when he performed a wedding ceremony for two flight attendants.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and-white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of electric guitar and a rock 'n' roll beat.
(RNS) The loss of the South American partnerships comes on top of the 50 U.S. congregations that formally split from the 1.8 million-member denomination since it allowed ministers to celebrate same-sex marriages.