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Pope Apologizes to Abuse Victims, but Defends Chilean Bishop

Pope Apologizes to Abuse Victims, but Defends Chilean Bishop

By Nicole Winfield | Jan 22
Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show "proof" to be believed, saying he realized it was a "slap in the face" to victims that he never intended.

Pope Wraps Latin America Trip Haunted by Chile Abuse Scandal

Pope Wraps Latin America Trip Haunted by Chile Abuse Scandal

By Nicole Winfield and Christine Armarjo | Jan 21
Controversy over Pope Francis' accusations that Chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop continued to cast a shadow over what has become the most contested and violent trip of his papacy.

Catholic University Cancels LGBTQ Exhibit Amid Charges of 'Evil'

Catholic University Cancels LGBTQ Exhibit Amid Charges of 'Evil'

Jan 21
A Catholic university in Wichita canceled an exhibit intended to highlight contributions to the arts by LGBTQ Kansans after it heard "community concerns" that the exhibit would expose students to "evil."

Church Conservatives Question Pope's Airborne Nuptials

Church Conservatives Question Pope's Airborne Nuptials

By Nicole Winfield | Jan 20
A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament.

Pope Shocks Chile By Accusing Sex Abuse Victims of Slander

Pope Shocks Chile By Accusing Sex Abuse Victims of Slander

By Nicole Winfield | Jan 19
Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Trump Tries to Protect Medical Providers Who Oppose Abortion

Trump Tries to Protect Medical Providers Who Oppose Abortion

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 18
The Trump administration is creating an office aimed at protecting the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion.

Pope Meets with Abuse Survivors, Weeps with Them in Chile

Pope Meets with Abuse Survivors, Weeps with Them in Chile

By Peter Prengaman and Nicole Winfield | Jan 17
Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said.

Pope Begs Forgiveness for 'Irreparable Harm' From Sex Abuse

Pope Begs Forgiveness for 'Irreparable Harm' From Sex Abuse

By Peter Prengaman and Nicole Winfield | Jan 16
Pope Francis begged for forgiveness for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility here.

Pope Seeks to Turn Tide of Chilean Church Bruised by Scandal

Pope Seeks to Turn Tide of Chilean Church Bruised by Scandal

By Nicole Winfield And Eva Vergara | Jan 15
Pope Francis' visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his Monday arrival.

'Until We Meet Again': Thousands Mourn Mormon President

'Until We Meet Again': Thousands Mourn Mormon President

By Brady McCombs | Jan 12
About 10,000 people who had come to Salt Lake City by mid-afternoon to pay tribute to Thomas S. Monson, who died Jan. 2 at age 90 after nearly 10 years leading The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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