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In democracy's birthplace, pope warns of populist threats

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis warned Saturday that the “easy answers” of populism and authoritarianism are threatening democracy in Europe and called for fresh dedication to promoting the common ...

Hong Kong's new Catholic bishop hopes to foster healing

HONG KONG (AP) — The new head of Hong Kong's Catholic diocese expressed hope Saturday that he could foster healing in a congregation and a city divided by the continuing fallout from massive anti-gove...

Pope laments 'hostility and prejudice' with Cypriot Orthodox

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis lamented centuries of hostility and prejudice that have divided Catholics and Orthodox as he met Friday with the leader of Cyprus’ Greek Orthodox Church and pointed...

Portugal experts to study church sex abuse, not investigate

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The lay head of a new Portuguese Catholic Church committee on child sex abuse urged victims Thursday to come forward but stressed his group's task is to study what has happened...

Paris archbishop who had 'ambiguous' relationship resigns

PARIS (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Paris, who unexpectedly offered to step down last week after admitting to an “ambiguous” relationship with a woman i...

Archbishop of Paris resigns over 'ambiguous' relationship with a woman

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Michel Aupetit, the archbishop of Paris on Thursday over his "ambiguous" relationship with a woman, the Vatican and the French Bishops Conference sai...

Religious abortion rights supporters fight for access

On the day the Supreme Court hears arguments in a Mississippi abortion ban case, Sheila Katz plans to be at a nearby church. It is where the Jewish organization she leads is helping...

Paris archbishop offers to resign over 'ambiguous' relations

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop of Paris has offered to step down after admitting to having had an “ambiguous” relationship with a woman in 2012, the archdiocese said. Archbishop Michel ...

UNC Greensboro defeats North Carolina Wesleyan 80-61

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Bas Leyte had 18 points off the bench to carry UNC Greensboro to an 80-61 win over Division III-level North Carolina Wesleyan on Wednesday night. Jalen White ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2021. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18,...

Bishops OK Communion document, avoid direct rebuff to Biden

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved a long-anticipated document on Communion on Wednesday that stops short of calling for withholding the sacrament from politicians such as ...

'Foreign' agents pitch has El Salvador civil society on edge

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has pitched a proposed law requiring people and organizations who receive foreign funding to register as “foreign agents,” following...

Bishops urged to listen as they consider Communion document

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pope Francis' top envoy to the United States cautioned the country's bishops on Tuesday that the church needs to listen before it teaches as they deliberated at their fall meeting on ...

US Catholic bishops may dodge rebuke of Biden over abortion

While some US Catholic bishops continue to denounce President Joe Biden for his support of legal abortion, their conference as a whole is likely to avoid direct criticism of him at its upcoming nation...

Polish, Israeli govts condemn antisemitic display in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli and Polish government officials on Saturday condemned an antisemitic incident involving Polish nationalists chanting “Death to Jews” on Poland's Independence Day this wee...