World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a r...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2020. There are 324 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 11, 1...

Pope, with eye to Argentine debt, urges financial solidarity

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged the International Monetary Fund and finance ministers from across Latin America to work together to end economic “injustices,” saying Wednes...

Pope defrocks founder of another Latin America-based order

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Another founder of a Catholic religious movement has been defrocked for sexual misconduct and abusing his power, the latest in a string of purportedly orthodox, charismatic priests...

Vatican seeks to explain absence of aide after book scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican sought Wednesday to explain the absence of a key member of Pope Francis' protocol team following the scandal over a book on priestly celibacy co-written by Emeritus Pop...

Nationalists in Rome cheer Brexit, honor Pope John Paul II

ROME (AP) — European and American nationalists attending a conference Tuesday in Rome cheered Brexit, warned of left-wing “totalitarianism” and waxed nostalgic about St. John Paul II's papacy and the ...

Abu Dhabi marks interfaith effort a year after Pope's visit

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Interfaith leaders gathered on Monday in Abu Dhabi to mark one year since Pope Francis' historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula, a visit that saw leading Muslim c...

Quarantines await Europeans flown home amid virus outbreak

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European governments ramped up military airlifts Saturday to bring their citizens back from China amid the outbreak of a new virus that has sickened thousands of people. ...

Pope chats at Vatican with president of Argentine homeland

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis chatted privately at the Vatican with the president of his native country, Argentina, on Friday. President Alberto Fernandez and Francis, the first p...

Court to decide fate of French cardinal in sex abuse coverup

Lyon, France (AP) — A French appeals court is deciding whether a French cardinal is guilty of covering up the sexual abuse of minors in his flock. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the arc...

Pope on Holocaust atrocities: Let's all say never again

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is inviting prayers and reflection about the “atrocity” of the Holocaust, urging people to vow in their heart “never again.” In r...

Pope's new aide is priest who worked with street kids

Pope Francis has chosen a Uruguayan priest who has worked with street children to be one of his two personal secretaries. The Vatican said Sunday that Francis has known the Rev. Gon...

Cardinal at center of 2 Popes storm doubles down on celibacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality” of criticism directed at him and his collaborator, ...

Vatican urges visiting Iraqi president to protect Christians

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday urged Iraqi President Barham Saleh to guarantee the safety of Christians and ensure they have a future place in the war-battered country. ...

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-...