- Pope to visit Sweden, apologizes for Catholic wrongs Updated: Jan-25-16 3:51 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has concluded an annual weeklong prayer for Christian unity by making a sweeping apology for Catholic wrongs committed against other Christians and by announcing he will visit Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.
- Synagogue visit: Pope denounces violence done in God's name Updated: Jan-17-16 1:24 pm
ROME - Pope Francis denounced all religiously inspired violence during a visit to Rome's main synagogue Sunday, joining the oldest Jewish community in the diaspora in a sign of interfaith friendship at a time of Islamic extremist attacks around the globe.
- Vatican OKs loan of relic for Anglican primate meeting Updated: Jan-07-16 10:52 am
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is loaning a deeply symbolic religious relic to a meeting in Britain discussing the future of the 80 million-strong Anglican Communion that has been badly divided over issues of female bishops and same-sex marriage.