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KC Bishop Finn under Vatican investigation

The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse.

September 29, 2014 3:56 pm

Pope hails Benedict, other elderly at Vatican fest

Pope hails Benedict, other elderly at Vatican fest

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday hailed the value of the elderly, including his predecessor Benedict XVI, who joined him at a ceremony in St. Peter's Square honoring the contribution of grandparents to society.

September 28, 2014 7:21 am Photos

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Vatican accuses UN panel of sowing confusion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican accused a U.N. human rights committee on Friday of sowing confusion and violating its own norms and the church's religious freedom with a report into the Holy See's record on child sexual abuse.

September 26, 2014 2:16 pm

Pope removes divisive bishop in Paraguay

Pope removes divisive bishop in Paraguay

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative Paraguayan bishop who had clashed with his fellow bishops on ideological grounds and promoted a priest accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.

September 25, 2014 5:31 pm

Vatican details charges against ex-Dominican envoy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic is facing accusations of possessing child pornography as well as sexually abusing minors.

September 25, 2014 12:48 pm

Mormon history museum closes for renovations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon Church History museum is closing for one year for a total renovation of the 30-year-old building.

September 24, 2014 6:21 pm

Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

Pastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work

September 24, 2014 11:07 am Photos

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Pope urges international aid to fight Ebola

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging international assistance to fight the Ebola virus in Africa.

September 24, 2014 5:42 am

Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest

Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexu…

September 23, 2014 6:40 pm

Vatican eyes 'gradual' talks with breakaway group

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Tuesday that reconciliation talks are gradually resuming with a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics following a two-year lull.

September 23, 2014 9:58 am

Parishioners meet with bishop over gay couple

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest's decision to prohibit a gay couple from receiving Communion unless they divorce, live separately and write a statement …

September 22, 2014 4:58 pm

Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith ha…

September 21, 2014 12:19 pm Photos

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Pope creates panel to 'safeguard' marriage bond

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has created a commission to study how to safeguard what the church calls the everlasting bonds of marriage while streamlining annulment procedures.

September 20, 2014 7:26 am

Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting

Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

September 18, 2014 5:33 pm

Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

Merkel leads Berlin rally against anti-Semitism

September 18, 2014 11:40 am Photos

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