The Latest: Pope quips "I am the devil" next to John Paul

Sep 22, 2018

Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales a bit compared to St. John Paul II _ at least as far as Poles are concerned

Pope battered by abuse scandal gets warm welcome in Baltics

Sep 22, 2018

Pope Francis urged Lithuanians to use their experience enduring decades of Soviet and Nazi occupation to be a model of tolerance in an intolerant world as he began a three-nation tour of the Baltic region newly alarmed over Russia's intentions

Orthodox envoys meet with Ukraine's president

Sep 17, 2018

Ukraine's president has met with two envoys dispatched by the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians to prepare for establishing a Ukrainian church that is ecclesiastically independent from the Russian Orthodox Church

Pope pays tribute in Sicily to priest slain by Mafia

Sep 15, 2018

Pope Francis has paid tribute in Sicily to a priest slain by mobsters for discouraging youths from joining the Mafia

Pope says populism should serve people, not stir up quarrels

Sep 15, 2018

Pope Francis is recommending a Christian brand of populism after being attacked by Italian politicians for defending migrants

Baptist pastor finds calling in post-Holocaust cemeteries

Sep 14, 2018

Steven Reece, an ordained Southern Baptist minister who lives near Atlanta, has devoted his life to cleaning Jewish cemeteries in Poland and Ukraine in a search for Jewish-Christian reconciliation

Correction: Ukraine-Holocaust Remembrance story

Sep 12, 2018

Correction: Ukraine-Holocaust Remembrance story

The Latest: Sex abuse: Pope to meet Thursday with US bishops

Sep 11, 2018

The Vatican says Pope Francis will meet Thursday with the head of the U.S. bishops conference and other top U.S. church officials over the sex abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church

US cardinal, critic of pope, still waiting for answers

Sep 6, 2018

One of Pope Francis' leading critics says he was "deeply shaken" by accusations of sex abuse cover-up against the pontiff and wants them investigated, but is still pressing Francis to respond to an earlier set of questions about his views on marriage

Journalist who helped pen pope bombshell says author wept

Aug 28, 2018

Italy journalist says he helped ex-diplomat rewrite, edit bombshell against pope _ and that the author was in tears when it was over

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