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  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Pope denounces priests, bishops who 'defamed' Oscar Romero 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 10:46 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has strongly denounced the Catholic priests and bishops who "defamed" Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero after his murder in a campaign that delayed his beatification until earlier this year.

  • Pope OKs indulgences for Legion during anniversary 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 9:03 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has granted a special plenary indulgence to members of the scandal-tainted Legion of Christ order as it celebrates the 75th anniversary of its foundation by the discredited Mexican priest, Marcial Maciel.

  • Pope gets signed cricket bat after Anglican-Vatican rematch 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 1:08 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has received an unusual gift aimed at boosting relations between the Catholic and Anglican churches: A cricket bat signed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and his team following their recent rematch with the Vatican's XI on Rome's Campanelle grounds.

  • Pope urges religious collaboration in marking anniversary story has photos
    Updated: Oct-28-15 9:40 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis marked the 50th anniversary of the turning point in the Catholic Church's relations with Jews and people of other faiths by calling Wednesday for greater interfaith collaboration in the face of religious extremism.

  • Pope pens letter hinting at power struggles during reform 
    Updated: Oct-27-15 2:37 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Just days after closing a contentious meeting of bishops from around the world, Pope Francis turned his attention Tuesday to more domestic but equally contentious affairs.

  • World's Catholic bishops issue appeal to Paris climate talks 
    Updated: Oct-26-15 10:20 am

    VATICAN CITY - Catholic patriarchs, cardinals and bishops representing five continents appealed to climate negotiators on Monday to approve a "transformative" and fair, legally binding agreement that sets global temperature limits and goals for eliminating fossil-fuel emissions.