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  • Pope backs more defense time in Vatican leaks trial 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 3:13 pm

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis has acknowledged criticism that the Vatican's trial over leaked documents has been rushed, saying the defendants and their lawyers must have time to mount a proper defense.

  • Pope Africa plans unchanged, but bodyguard does extra check story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:53 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is going ahead with plans to visit the conflict-wracked Central African Republic, but his top bodyguard is doing an unusual, last-minute on-site survey to determine if security concerns require any changes to the itinerary, the Vatican said Thursday.

  • Vatican: Would be nice if Mother Teresa made saint in 2016 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 12:58 pm

    VATICAN CITY - A Vatican official says it's too soon to say if Mother Teresa will be made a saint during the 2016 Holy Year of Mercy.

  • Pope's security detail nearly doubled; Italy bans drones 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 12:31 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' personal security detail was nearly doubled during his general audience Wednesday, and carabinieri were out in force as Italy and the Vatican beefed up security around the Holy See following the Paris attacks and before Francis' big Jubilee Year starting Dec. 8.

  • Pope steady despite a crazy, messed up month of scandal 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 12:04 am

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is no stranger to drama, intrigue or scandal. But even by Vatican standards, this has been one hell of a month.

  • Pope pledges to continue reforms in face of leaks story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 9:02 am

    VATICAN CITY - In his first public comments on the latest scandal rocking the Vatican, Pope Francis told followers in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that the theft of documents describing financial malfeasance inside the Holy See was a "crime" but pledged to continue reforms of its administration.

  • Pope: It's sad to see priests, bishops 'attached to money' story has photos
    Updated: Nov-06-15 11:12 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Friday decried how bishops and other clergy exploit their roles to advance their careers and to increase wealth, in his first public comments following the latest leaked revelations of greedy Vatican prelates resisting his efforts to reform Holy See finances and administration.

  • Pope still hopes to go to Central African Republic story has photos
    Updated: Nov-01-15 9:56 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis expressed hope Sunday he can still visit the Central African Republic this month despite what he called a worrisome flare-up of violence in that conflict-torn country.