U2's Bono says pope's "aghast" about church sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U2 frontman Bono described Pope Francis as being "aghast" about sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The Irish singer meet privately with Francis on Wednesday at the...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2018. There are 103 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

Pope: Sex is a gift from god, not taboo, between couples

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told French young people that sex is a "great" gift from God, not a taboo, and should be lived as a lifelong, passionate love between man and woman. ...

Pope role in study of Argentine sex abuse case in spotlight

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pope Francis' role in Argentina's most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic...

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is codifying ways of consulting ordinary Catholics about issues facing the Catholic Church and is giving more decision-making options to bishops to interpret and imple...

Hong Kong cardinal warns of split if Vatican reaches agreement with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Catholic Church in Asia could split if the Vatican signs an agreement with China later this month, Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen (陳日君) warned, according to a report by Voice...

Taiwan Ambassador claims Vatican-China deal will not alter diplomatic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Vatican appears to be approaching a deal with Beijing that would allow the communist party to select and approve Catholic bishops in China, Taiwan worries what impa...

Vatican suspends priest in Spain over child sex abuse claims

MADRID (AP) — Church officials in northern Spain say the Vatican has suspended a priest for 10 years over allegations that he abused schoolchildren more than three decades ago. The p...

Vatican expels Chilean priest accused of sexual abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean church authorities say Pope Francis has ordered a man accused of sexually abusing minors removed from the priesthood. The Santiago archbishop's office ...

Pope gives those in square a gift, jokes: 'don't pay for it'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis had a surprise for the 35,000 people in St. Peter's Square — tiny crucifixes. Speaking to pilgrims, tourists and Romans on Sunday, Francis quipped th...

Vatican, China on verge of agreement over bishops: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Vatican City and the Chinese government are on the cusp of signing an agreement to allow the Chinese government to vet and appoint bishops, numerous reports suggested ...

Taiwan strengthens security ties with India, Japan, Australia and Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s number of official diplomatic allies keeps dwindling under pressure from China, the island is seeking closer security ties to countries like India, Japan...

Evangelicals, growing force in Brazil, to impact elections

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a Brazilian presidential election marked by uncertainties, there is little doubt about one thing: Evangelical voters will have a major impact. They could tip...

Pope urges Irish church to make reparations over mass grave

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has urged the Irish church to make reparations for its role in the scandal of a Catholic-run orphanage where a mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of childre...

The Latest: Vatican authorizes investigation of US bishop

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking the Vatican (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The Vatican has authorized an investigation i...