Roman Catholicism

Police stand guard in anticipation of a march called by a coalition of opposition parties and civic groups who are petitioning lawmakers for a law of guarantees that will protect workers who have been victims of political retaliation and unjustified dismissals, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 19, 2019 - 2:44 pm
ROME (AP) — Russia and the United States remain split on how to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, officials from both powers said Tuesday after talks in Rome. Elliott Abrams, the Trump administration's special envoy to Venezuela, met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov to discuss the...
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Pope Francis attends an audience with personnel and families of the Italian Court of Auditors (Corte dei Conti) in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 19, 2019 - 1:12 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police, the Vatican said Tuesday. The decision greatly disappointed abuse survivors, given that...
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French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
March 18, 2019 - 4:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — French cardinal Philippe Barbarin is meeting with the pope after having been convicted by a French court of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police. Barbarin has said he will resign after becoming the latest high-ranking churchman to fall in the global reckoning...
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Pope Francis arrives for a audience with members of the confederation of the Italian cooperatives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, )
March 16, 2019 - 3:54 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is pushing back against whistleblower reports about problematic work conditions at its U.N. mission in New York under its former ambassador, in the latest scandal implicating the Holy See's diplomatic corps. The Vatican's U.N. mission said the visa status of its...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017 file photo, Poland's right-wing ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski makes a speech to his party activists in Warsaw, Poland. The leader of Poland’s right-wing ruling party has used hostile language while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence ahead of crucial elections in Poland this year. Jaroslaw Kaczynski spoke Saturday, March 16, 2019 to Law and Justice party activists at a convention ahead of the May elections to the European Parliament and Poland’s general election in the fall. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
March 16, 2019 - 2:18 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his political campaign ahead of crucial elections in Poland this year. Jaroslaw Kaczynski spoke to Law and...
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Pope Francis meets South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
March 16, 2019 - 7:19 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has met with the president of South Sudan and told him that he still hopes to visit the country "as a sign of closeness to the population and of encouragement for the peace process." Francis met with President Salva Kiir in the Apostolic Palace on Saturday. Later,...
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March 14, 2019 - 7:54 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Catholic Church leaders are preparing to publish statistics on the abuse of minors by priests since 1990. Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki says the documented cases are to be published during a news conference Thursday. Church leaders in predominantly Catholic Poland have...
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In this Dec 10, 2018, photo, Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, departs an Australian court. Pell was sentenced in an Australian court on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more than 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
March 13, 2019 - 1:27 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral in a crime the judge said showed "staggering arrogance." Cardinal George Pell must serve a minimum of 3 years and 8...
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Valley View Elementary School teacher Moana Patterson listens as Tiffany Ivens-Spence speaks at a news conference by parents and students to show support for Patterson, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 11, 2019. Ivens-Spence is the parent of a student at the school. Patterson, who is on administrative leave, apologized Monday for making 9-year-old Catholic student William McLeod wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead the week before, saying it was a misunderstanding. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 8:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teacher on administrative leave apologized Monday for making 9-year-old Catholic student William McLeod wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead, saying it was a misunderstanding. Fourth-grade teacher Moana Patterson said Monday she thought the cross was dirt...
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Saint Sabina in Rome Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Pope Francis is marking Ash Wednesday with prayer and a solemn procession between two churches on one of ancient Rome's seven hills. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 09, 2019 - 11:45 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday met with the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the first-such meeting of its kind, on the eve of the dedication of the church's huge new temple in Rome. The Vatican offered no details of Francis' audience with the church...
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