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PHILADELPHIA - Top officials from Philadelphia will travel to Rome this month to ask Pope Francis to attend a huge Roman Catholic gathering in the city next year, they announced Friday.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis confessed Thursday that he took the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock. He said he did so telling the late priest, "Give me half your mercy."
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he simply doesn't get it on sex abuse.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - A Vatican cardinal has criticized Uganda's anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has scored plenty of magazine covers but now he's got a magazine all to himself.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has once again made politics personal, tapping his own private secretary to be the No. 2 in the Vatican's new economy secretariat.
BERLIN - One of the most prominent conservatives in the German church is retiring as archbishop of Cologne - opening up a prestigious vacancy for Pope Francis to fill.
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ST. LOUIS - When Deacon Wissam Akiki is ordained as a Maronite Catholic priest Thursday night in St. Louis, he's expected to have hundreds of supporters there for him, including his wife and daughter.
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VATICAN CITY - Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to leave office, saying his decision was freely made and his alone.
VATICAN CITY - The founder of liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology advocating for the poor, received a hero's welcome Tuesday at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis.
ROME - The pope's envoy running the troubled Legion of Christ ended his three-year reform effort Tuesday, declaring the order "cured and cleaned" but acknowledging it bears the guilt of its pedophile founder and the superiors who delayed admitting his crimes.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Monday announced the first major overhaul of the Vatican's outdated and inefficient bureaucracy in a quarter-century, creating an economics secretariat to control all economic, administrative, personnel and procurement functions of the Holy See.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday gave his new cardinals what amounted to a code of conduct : "no intrigue, gossip, power pacts, favoritism."
VATICAN CITY - In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will one day elect their successor.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has confronted temptation of an unusual sort.
BOSTON - Mayor Martin Walsh wants Pope Francis to visit Boston.
BOSTON - The Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese is kicking off its annual fundraising drive.
VATICAN CITY - Cardinals from around the world delved head-on Thursday into one of the most vexing issues facing the church, how to find ways to provide better pastoral care for divorced and remarried Catholics who are forbidden from receiving Communion and other church sacraments.
VATICAN CITY - No glitzy gold, no rich velvet, no regal fur. Pope Francis' pared down papal wardrobe of sensible black shoes and a white cassock so thin you can see his black trousers through it is a perfect fit for his call for simplicity and humility among his clergy.
LOS ANGELES - The nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese has agreed to pay $720 million to clergy abuse victims over the past decade and released internal files that showed Cardinal Roger Mahony shielded priests and ordered a surrogate to withhold evidence from police, yet Mahony and other archdiocese leaders are unlikely to face criminal charges.