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October 8, 2018 12:51 PM Pope blames devil for Church divisions, scandals, seeks angel's help

The devil is alive and well and working overtime to undermine the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis says. In fact, the pope is so convinced that Satan is to blame for the sexual abuse crisis and deep divisions racking the Church that he has asked Catholics around the world to recite a special prayer every day in October to try to beat him back. “(The Church 293

October 4, 2017 3:38 PM Vatican urges online protections for kids amid porn scandal linked to Windsor, Ont

Vatican secretary of state said church is treating the case of Msgr. Carlo Capella with 'utmost concern' The Vatican secretary of state urged law enforcement agencies, governments and social media sites on Tuesday to take responsibility to protect children from online sexual abuse and exploitation — a statement that came even as one of his diplomats 63

September 24, 2017 6:41 AM Kenya’s Christ the Redeemer sculpture: Lodwar's door to heaven

Known for its desolate images of hunger, poverty, marginalisation and everything else that depicts the shortcomings of Kenya, Turkana is the most unlikely of locations for one of the country’s most iconic but little known religious monuments. Towering conspicuously on top of one of the many hills that overlook Lodwar town, the political seat of Turkana 42

August 28, 2017 9:57 AM The Pope Says Migrants Are Welcome. Italy Proves They’re Not

Italy used to be one country migrants and refugees felt would protect them. Not any more. And while Pope Francis means well, he doesn’t have the means to help. ROME—The 70 or so migrant families who have set up camp in the portico of the majestic Santi Apostoli basilica in the heart of ancient Rome are nervous. Most have been there since early August 18

August 28, 2017 9:57 AM Pope to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh as Rohingya crisis intensifies

Pope Francis will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh later this year, the Vatican announced Monday, hours after the Catholic leader decried the plight of Rohingya Muslims as they flee fresh fighting between the army and militants. The landmark visit in late November and early December takes in Myanmar-- a largely Buddhist country plagued by inter-religious 17

August 21, 2017 9:18 PM Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban

Chile's constitutional court has voted to approve a bill to ease the country's total ban on abortions. It ruled that terminations are justified after rape, if the mother's life is at risk or if the foetus is not expected to survive the pregnancy. The law was approved after two years' debate in the Chilean Congress but had been challenged by conservatives 33

August 18, 2017 4:33 AM The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

The Catalan government says an attack in the seaside resort town of Cambrils is linked to the vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. The region’s Interior Minister Joaquin Forn told local radio RAC1 early Friday that the Cambrils attack “follows the same trail. There is a connection.” He did not explain what connected 37

July 26, 2017 6:39 AM Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex charges

Melbourne — The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy. Cardinal George Pell, Australia's highest-ranking Catholic and Pope Francis' 22

July 26, 2017 6:01 AM Vatican Cardinal Pell faces Australian court on sex charges

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Silent but defiant, Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse, vowing through his lawyer to fight the allegations that have rocked Rome and threatened the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy. Pell, Australia's highest-ranking Catholic and Pope Francis' 23

June 30, 2017 1:08 AM From Australia to the Vatican, Pell has had polarizing image

SYDNEY (AP) - The photograph was striking: There was George Pell, then an auxiliary bishop, walking side by side into court with Gerald Ridsdale, Australia's worst pedophile priest. The decision by Pell, now a Vatican cardinal, to support his former housemate that day in 1993 led to an image that has lived on in infamy in Australia for more than two decades 23