Argentines try to understand why the pope won't return home

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis has flown over the massive Andes cordillera, visited the poor in several slums and rubbed shoulders with presidents in six visits to Latin America. But in fiv...

Vatican spokesman says Pope Francis meets with victims of sex abuse by priests in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Vatican spokesman says Pope Francis meets with victims of sex abuse by priests in Chile.

The Latest: 3 churches firebombed in Chile during pope visit

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Po...

Reports: Turkey's Erdogan to visit Pope Francis next month

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican next month. Hurriyet newspaper and other media said Erdogan ...

The Latest: Pope begs forgiveness for Chile priest sex abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Chile (all times local): 9 a.m. Pope Francis is begging the forgiveness of Chileans for the "irreparable da...

Pope Francis under pressure to confront sex abuse in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront a priest sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, an Andean nation where the majority identifies as Ro...

President Tsai responds to Pope’s World Day of Peace message

President Tsai Ing-wen recently responded to Pope Francis’s papal message for World Day of Peace 2018, supporting his call to embrace those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discriminati...

AP Explains: Catholic Church in Chile weakened by scandal

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — When Pope Francis arrives in Chile's capital Monday, he will find a weakened Roman Catholic Church. As in many Latin American countries, the church in Chile has been losing foll...

Pope: It's a sin if fear makes us hostile to migrants

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says while fear of migrants is "legitimate," it's a sin if that causes hostility. Francis invited migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, newly-arrived i...

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Chu...

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Chu...

10 Things to Know for Friday

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AP Exclusive: Pope letter details concern over Chile bishop

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Vatican was so concerned about fallout from Chile's most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his crimes to resig...

Pope to meet with victims of Chile's dictatorship on trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis will meet with two victims of Chile's military dictatorship and isn't ruling out a possible private meeting with victims of clerical sex abuse during ...

Vatican takes over Peru-based movement on eve of pope's trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is taking over a controversial Peru-based Catholic movement, the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, whose founder was accused of sexual and psychological abuse. ...