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When Archbishop Jose Gomez stripped his predecessor, Cardinal Roger Mahony, of public duties for mishandling clergy sex abuse cases, a church spokesman said the retired prelate's life would remain largely the same with one exception: confirmations. No...
ROME -- The Vatican became the home of two living popes Thursday when former pontiff Benedict XVI took up residence in a house in the city-state’s garden. The unprecedented cohabitation with his successor, Pope Francis, began when Benedict arrived...
Reeling from the deadly collapse of a building packed with thousands of factory workers, Bangladeshi laborers rallied Wednesday, marking May Day with renewed calls for workplace safety. The death toll steadily swelled in the aftermath of the disaster...
Shanghai Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian, who revived the Catholic Church in China's financial hub after years of Maoist persecution, died Saturday, the Communist Party's official Catholic Patriotic Assn. said in a statement on its website. He was 96. Jin'...
Giulio Andreotti, the seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated Italian politics after World War II, but was tainted by accusations of Mafia ties, died in Rome on Monday after suffering from respiratory problems. He was 94. A lawmaker who lived...
ROME -- Giulio Andreotti, the seven-time Italian prime minister who oversaw his country's economic boom but was tainted by accusations of ties to the Mafia, died in Rome on Monday, the Italian news agency Ansa reported. He was 94. After becoming a...
ROME -- The first European renditions of Native Americans, made shortly after Christopher Columbus returned from his first trip to the Americas, may have been discovered under layers of grime on a neglected fresco at the Vatican. The tiny figures of...
The Roman Catholic Church is tightening its belt. Vatican employees will not get bonuses that are traditionally handed out upon the election of a new pope, a spokesman told reporters Thursday. The last time a pope was replaced, Vatican employees were...
ROME — Pope Francis has backed the Vatican's doctrinal crackdown on a major group of American nuns, reasserting the Roman Catholic Church's conservative approach to various social issues in a move that could cool the warm reception he has received...
ROME -- Pope Francis launched a long-awaited cleanup of the Vatican by announcing a task force Saturday made up of eight high-ranking cardinals, including one American, who will determine how best to reform the much-criticized Curia, or Vatican...
CALI, Colombia — To say Luis Abel Delgado of Cali occupies a special niche in the global rag trade is an understatement: He's made vestments for two Roman Catholic popes, as well as inaugural sashes for several Latin American presidents. His...
ROME -- Pope Francis has called on the Roman Catholic Church to "act decisively" to end the sexual abuse of minors by priests, the Vatican said Friday. At a meeting with the head of the Vatican's doctrinal department, Archbishop Gerhard Mueller, Francis...
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