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Evangelist Billy Graham dies at age 99

NORTH CAROLINA, United States — The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist...

Pope backs down after defending Nigerian bishop rejected by locals

(Reuters) - A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an...

Pope Francis’ Advisors Say He Knew About Sexual Abuse by a Chilean Reverend

(Time) - Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed sexual abuse at the hands of a priest and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, contradicting...

Police release ‘kidnapped’ priest in DR Congo

(AFP) - Congolese police have released a Catholic priest hours after they snatched him this weekend following a mass in Kinshasa, the cleric said Sunday, amid spiralling tensions between...

Pope calls worldwide day of prayer and fasting for peace February 23

(Reuters) - Pope Francis invited Roman Catholics and members of all other religions on Sunday to observe a day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace on Feb. 23,...

Cardinal critic reveals drama in Vatican’s overture to China

(AP) — The retired cardinal of Hong Kong has revealed the behind-the-scenes drama of the Vatican's efforts to improve relations with China, including its request for a legitimate bishop...

Pope apologizes to abuse victims, but defends Chilean bishop

(AP) — Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show "proof" to be believed, saying he realized it was a "slap in the face" to victims...

Pope: Corruption is ‘social virus’ infecting Latin America

(AP) — Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking political...

Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru

(AP) — Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit Thursday by meeting with members of the South American nation's booming immigrant community, who are flocking to the region's strongest...

Pope heads to Chile indigenous area after churches burned

(AP) — Looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him, Pope Francis dives Wednesday into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous...