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Pope offers apologies for comments on accused bishop

Pope Francis on Monday apologised to victims of sexual abuse after he caused outrage by appearing to support a controversial Chilean bishop.

Pope offers 'apologies' for comments on accused bishop

Pope Francis on Monday offered "apologies" to victims of sexual abuse after he caused outrage by appearing to support a controversial Chilean bishop.

Pope targets corruption in politics ahead of final Peru mass

- Pope Francis took a tough stand against political corruption on Sunday, and wrapped up his Latin American trip with a mass at an air base before more than a million faithful.

Pope targets corruption in politics ahead of final Peru mass

- Pope Francis took a tough stand against political corruption on Sunday, hours before wrapping up his Latin American trip with a mass at an air base before a million faithful."There are exceptions.

Pope to visit Peru region hard hit by floods

Trujillo - Pope Francis was set Saturday to hold a huge outdoor mass in a coastal region of Peru struggling to rebuild in the wake of devastating floods last year.

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened.

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened.

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened.

Amazonians want pope to come to their defense, with a bow and arrow

Puerto Maldonado - Indigenous leaders from the Amazon who will meet Pope Francis in Peru on Friday will present him with a bow and arrow, a gift rich in symbolism for a vulnerable people clinging to a simple past, facing an uncertain future.

Pope defends Chilean bishop accused of abuse cover-up

Iquique - Pope Francis on Thursday strongly defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up a priest's sexual abuse of minors.

Pope marries couple on papal plane

Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip.

Pope renews call for Jerusalem status quo

Vatican City - Pope Francis has again stressed the importance of preserving the status quo in Jerusalem and urged fresh talks between Israel and Palestinians on a two-state solution, the Vatican said Thursday.

Pope heads to Peru after final Chile mass

Iquique - Pope Francis headed Thursday to Peru on the second leg of his South American trip, where he will meet indigenous people and hear firsthand how Peru's gold rush is destroying large areas of their Amazon homeland.

Riot police break up anti-pope demo near Santiago mass

Santiago - Anti-riot police used water-cannon to disperse hundreds of people protesting sexual abuse by priests as they tried to disrupt an open air mass by Pope Francis in Santiago on Tuesday.

Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile

Temuc - Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets.

Pope in Chile expresses 'pain' and 'shame' over abuse scandal

Santiago - Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his "pain" and "shame" over child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in Chile, as he made his first speech during a visit to the South American country.

Scandals overshadow pope's meetings in Chile

Santiago - Pope Francis will hold a closely watched meeting with members of Chile's under-fire clergy on Tuesday, the first full day of his visit to a country whose Church is beset by sex abuse scandals.

Pope 'afraid' world is 'one accident' from nuclear war

Pope Francis said Monday that the world stood on the "edge" of nuclear war and admitted the situation terrified him.

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at outset of Latin America trip

Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear war as he headed for a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru.

Do not fear the other, pope says on World Migrant Day

Vatican City - Pope Francis called Sunday for hospitality towards migrants, calling it a "sin" to give in to fear of the other as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees."It is not easy...

Pope Francis and Latin American winds of change

Vatican City - A squall of fresh air with a distinct Latin American feel tore through the Vatican on the election of Pope Francis, a passionate Argentine whose defence of the downtrodden has stirred hearts across the world.

Churches in Chile firebombed ahead of pope visit

Santiago - Three Catholic churches were firebombed in the Chilean capital Santiago on Friday, days before the start of a visit to the country by Pope Francis.

Pope's S. American visit to cast light on region's indigenous

Santiago - When Pope Francis steps off his Alitalia plane at the start of a visit to South America next week, he will cast a rare global spotlight on the plight of the region's indigenous people.

Pope to champion indigenous people on Chile, Peru trip

Vatican City - Pope Francis is expected to defend persecuted indigenous people during a trip to Chile and Peru next week that also aims to boost a flagging local Catholic church hit by child sex scandals.

Fujimori victims to petition pope during Peru visit

- Relatives of victims of Peru's military death-squads under Alberto Fujimori said Wednesday they would petition the pope when he visits next week for help in getting a pardon for the ex-president annulled.

Vatican takes over scandal-hit Catholic group in Peru

Vatican City - The Vatican has taken control of a Catholic movement in Peru whose founder is accused of sexual abuse, just days before the pontiff visits the country.

Turkey's Erdogan holds out olive branch to Germany, EU

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed hope for a better relationship with Germany and the EU after a fractious 2017, saying Ankara needs to reduce its enemies and increase its friends, in an interview published Thursday.

Callista Gingrich takes over as US ambassador to Vatican

Vatican City - Callista Gingrich, wife of the former House speaker Newt Gingrich, on Friday began her duties as the new US ambassador to the Vatican.

Pope ignores abuse scandal in condolences for US cardinal

Vatican City - Pope Francis paid his respects to the late US Cardinal Bernard Law on Wednesday, without mentioning the sex abuse scandal that forced the once-influential church figure to resign, an omission bound to rile victim associations.

Bernard Law, US cardinal disgraced over sex abuse scandal, dies aged 86

New York - Cardinal Bernard Law, one of the most influential Catholic prelates in the United States until he resigned in disgrace for covering up decades of sexual abuse, died on Wednesday. He was 86.
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