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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...

Pope asks forgiveness while celebrating Mass to close World Meeting of...

DUBLIN -- Before celebrating Mass in a Dublin park, Pope Francis solemnly asked forgiveness for the thousands of cases of sexual and physical abuse...

Pope Francis meets with survivors in Ireland, describes sex abuse as...

DUBLIN -- Pope Francis spent 90 minutes meeting privately with eight survivors of sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy...

Pope arrives in Ireland, promises to eliminate ‘scourge’ of ‘pain and...

DUBLIN -- Acknowledging the failures "of bishops, religious superiors, priests and others" in the Catholic Church to protect children from the "repugnant crimes" of...

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