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Scandals create outrage, but there is time for conversion, pope says

TALLINN, Estonia — In what is probably the least religious country in Europe, Pope Francis said he is surprised by how many people hold...

Pope Francis acknowledges abuse scandals can diminish strength of faithful

TALLINN, Estonia -- In what is probably the least religious country in Europe, Pope Francis said he is surprised by how many people hold...

Pope Francis in Latvia: Marian pilgrims should remember those who suffer

AGLONA, Latvia -- What would Mary do? was the question Pope Francis, in effect, asked Latvian Catholics gathered at their nation's popular Marian shrine. Celebrating...

Update: Vatican signs provisional agreement with China on naming bishops

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- For the first time in decades, all of the Catholic bishops in China are in full communion with the pope, the...

Listening church: Pope gives new vision for Synod of Bishops

VATICAN CITY — The Synod of Bishops increasingly should be a structure for listening to the Catholic faithful, demonstrating a local bishop’s concern for...

Vatican publishes list of synod participants, including papal nominees

VATICAN CITY -- To the list of members of the Synod of Bishops elected by national bishops' conferences, Pope Francis added cardinals from 14...

Council of Cardinals lines up behind Pope Francis in face of...

VATICAN CITY -- Members of Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals expressed "full solidarity" with him in the midst of questions about his handling...

Silence is Christ’s response to lies, divisiveness, pope says at Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Jesus himself showed that the best way to respond to scandal and divisiveness is to stay silent and pray, Pope...

Vigano, spokesmen dispute facts of contested pope meeting in Washington

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Days after he called on Pope Francis to resign for allegedly ignoring sanctions placed on then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop...

Pope Francis wants people to draw their own conclusions about Vigano...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM DUBLIN -- Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano's long document calling on him to resign is written in...

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