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Stories with person: Pope Benedict XVI
  • Pope extends new olive branch to China in bid to mend ties 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 12:51 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has expressed his great admiration for China and declined to criticize its longtime one-child policy in a bid to heal decades of estrangement between Beijing and the Holy See and open a new era of dialogue.

  • Lawyer alleges 231 children abused at German Catholic choir 
    Updated: Jan-08-16 11:30 am

    BERLIN - More than 200 children may have been abused, some of them sexually, by adults working with a Catholic children's choir in southern Germany, a lawyer tasked with investigating the allegations said Friday.