Pope Francis called critics protesting the appointment of a new bishop in Chile, who has been accused of covering up sexual abuse crimes committed by priests, "lefties" in a video message Saturday.
Pope Francis met secretly while in the United States with a Kentucky county clerk who defied a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing her lawyer.
Pope Francis celebrated an open-air mass at the culmination Sunday of an historic tour of the United States that electrified Americans with a message to respect immigrants, protect the environment and help those in need.
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Pope Francis received a rapturous welcome to New York, where adoring crowds cheered the head of the Catholic church gliding down Fifth Avenue in his popemobile before being counselled against greed at evening prayers.
The Pope's canonization of 18th century Spanish missionary Father Junípero Serra has outraged indigenous Californians, who point to the forced labor, beatings and forced religious conversions of their ancestors as proof that he is no saint.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday opened one of the biggest mosques in Europe, warning against the lure of jihadists as the government frets over its citizens fighting for the Islamic State group.
Pilgrims from around the world have begun massing in Saudi Arabia for the hajj, one of the biggest gatherings on the planet, undeterred by a crane collapse that killed 108 people at Islam's holiest site.More than 1.
Incense, used by some churches in services, could be banned as part of the U.K.’s crackdown on so-called "legal highs." These are psychoactive drug substances currently escaping drug enforcement measures.
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Jessica Mann is in the third trimester of her third pregnancy, but instead of resting and preparing for her baby, she's locked in a battle with her Catholic hospital which refuses to grant the 33-year-old social worker a potentially life-saving operation.
At 78, Father Lusarreta has lived through the bad times and the good in the Catholic Church's relations with the Cuban government, from the days of state atheism to the eager preparations for the pope's upcoming visit.