The Latest: Pope says fear of migration is 'making us crazy'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Panama (all times local): 1 p.m. Pope Francis says fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he begins a trip ...

Amid wall debate, pope visits Panama with migration in mind

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is looking to leave the sex abuse scandal buffeting his papacy behind as he heads to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the...

Vatican insists no reports of sexual abuse against Argentine

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is insisting that there were no accusations of sexual abuse against an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis when he resigned in 2017 and was promoted to a job at the ...

Pope visit to CentAm highlights church ministry to migrants

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — When Pope Francis visits Panama this week, he arrives not only as the first Latin American pontiff to visit Central America but as perhaps the world's most prominent advocate for...

Pope mourns Mediterranean shipwrecks that claimed 170 lives

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed sorrow over the lost lives of 170 migrants who drowned in recent days in the Mediterranean Sea. The U.N. refugee agency has said 117 mi...

Pope prays for peace in Colombia after police academy attack

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has prayed for peace in Colombia after the Bogota bombing at a police academy. Francis told faithful in St. Peter's Square Sunday that he wanted to a...

AP Exclusive: Vatican knew of Argentine bishop misconduct

ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of mi...

Pope puts Sistine choir under aide's eye after scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has put a close aide in charge of the Sistine Chapel Choir following a funding scandal. The Vatican said Saturday that the all-male ensemble, believe...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2019. There are 348 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 17,...

Pope to attend all sessions of high-stakes abuse summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend all sessions of his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit next month that will include plenary meetings, witness testimony and a peniten...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2019. There are 349 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 16,...

Chilean bishops meet Francis year after disastrous pope trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A delegation of Chilean bishops has met with Pope Francis a year after he threw his papacy into turmoil by defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering for a notorious sexual pre...

Church envoy begs McCarrick to repent as abuse verdict nears

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The retired Vatican diplomat who accused Pope Francis of turning a blind eye to the alleged sexual misconduct of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is begging the American to publi...

Pope to parents: It's OK to fight, just not in front of kids

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is offering new parents a bit of advice, telling them it's perfectly normal to fight but just not in front of their children because of the "anguish" it causes. ...

McCarrick accuser cooperates with NYC prosecutors on abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A lawyer says the key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the ...