Cardinal's prison dairy explores suffering, solitary lockup

ROME (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted and then acquitted of sexual abuse in his native Australia, reflects on the nature of suffering, Pope Francis’ papacy and the humiliations of solita...

Pope, with new cardinals, warns church against mediocrity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, joined by the church’s newest cardinals in Mass on Sunday, warned against mediocrity as well as seeking out “godfathers” to promote one's own career. ...

Barcello hits 5 3s, scores 20; BYU beats Utah Valley 82-60

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Alex Barcello hit five 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to lead five BYU players scoring in double figures and the Cougars beat Utah Valley 82-60 on Saturday night. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2020. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, ...

Pope elevating 13 new cardinals in ceremony marked by COVID

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is preparing to formally elevate 13 new cardinals, including the first African-American to receive the rank, in a ceremony marked in every way by the coronavirus pandemic: Two...

Women-led protests against police violence planned in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women's rights activists who have led weeks of protests over a restrictive abortion ruling in Poland are calling on people to join nationwide demonstrations against police violen...

Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

BRUSSELS (AP) — Please leave a chair empty at this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution, or face the possibility of having that chair empty forever. That's the stark dilemm...

Bills' Allen shows growth since last start against Chargers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — As much as he’d like, Josh Allen can’t change the past when the topic of the Bills quarterback’s first career start was mentioned this week. “Obviously, ver...

New cardinals quarantine in pope's hotel ahead of consistory

ROME (AP) — The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It's now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend’s ceremony to get their red hat...

Pope backs Argentine women's opposition to abortion bill

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is encouraging Argentine women who are protesting a proposed new law to legalize abortion, saying the protection of life is above all a matter of human ethics. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2020. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 331st day of 2020. There are 35 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 26...

Vatican: Pope prays for Maradona, fondly recalls meeting him

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has remembered Diego Maradona in his prayers after learning of the soccer legend’s death on Wednesday, the Vatican said. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bru...

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with coc...

Global push to end domestic violence, worse amid COVID-19

PARIS (AP) — With domestic violence on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic, activists are holding protests Wednesday from France to Turkey and world dignitaries are trying to find ways to protect m...