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Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2020. There are 319 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 20...

High-level meeting between Holy See and China sign of improved ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) and Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Paul Gallagher met on Friday (Feb. 14) in what is believed to be the highest-le...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2020. There are 322 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, ...

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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...

Legion elects U.S. superior amid new abuse, cover-up crisis

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order, discredited years ago by its pedophile founder, has elected an American priest as its new superior as it seeks to recover from new sex abuse a...

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...

Catholic Church orders more inquiry into Minnesota bishop

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — Roman Catholic Church leaders in Rome authorized more investigation into claims that a northern Minnesota bishop interfered with past investigations into clerical sexual miscon...

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 ...

Vietnam lifts ban on Taiwan flights amid confusion stoked by WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday evening (Feb. 1), Vietnam lifted a ban it had imposed on direct flights from Taiwan earlier that day amid confusion caused by the World Health Organization'...

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. ...

Colosseum features in Rome bid for 2024 Euro athletics

ROME (AP) — Holding the shot put competition in front of the Colosseum was part of Rome’s bid on Friday to host the 2024 European athletics championships. While most of the events wo...

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...