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Stories with person: Pope Benedict XVI
  • Vatican court rejects journalist's bid to drop leaks charges story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:02 am

    VATICAN CITY - A Vatican tribunal on Tuesday rejected a journalist's request to dismiss charges against him for publishing confidential documents as a trial opened in the Holy See's latest leaks scandal.

  • In Africa, Pope Francis to find a church growing in numbers story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:19 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Pope Paul VI became the first modern pope to visit Africa in 1969 and declared the continent a "new homeland" for Jesus Christ. During the quarter century of his papacy, St. John Paul II traveled to 42 African countries and earned the nickname "the African." Pope Benedict XVI said Africa was a continent of hope. Next week, Pope Francis joins his predecessors and visits a region whose growing numbers of Catholics are seen as a bulwark for a church seeking to broaden its appeal in the face of challenges from secularism, competing Christian faiths and violent extremism.

  • Vatican indicts 5 in Vatileaks case story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:23 am

    MILAN - A Vatican judge on Saturday indicted five people, including two journalists and a high-ranking Vatican monsignor, in a scandal involving leaked documents that informed two books alleging financial malfeasance in the Roman Catholic church bureaucracy.

  • 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 Francis to visit Mexican capital, 3 states in 2016 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 6:30 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Pope Francis will visit the Mexican capital and three states early next year, Mexico's foreign relations secretary announced Wednesday.

  • 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.