By Tess Owen
Under new church laws announced by Pope Francis, bishops who cover up for pedophile priests will be investigated and could face removal from office.
By Simeon Tegel
Dozens of adolescents are alleged to have been sexually abused at Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana in Peru until it was discovered in the 90s and promptly covered-up.
By Liz Fields
The Vermont senator touched down in Rome on Friday and drew heavily from the pope's teachings in a speech to a conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
Meanwhile, one of the Vatican conference's hosts accused Sanders of inviting himself and politicizing the event.
By Liz Fields
The Catholic Church has made an effort to stay out of the US presidential race since Francis's remarks about Trump in February. Now, it seems to be jumping right in.
By Miriam Wells
The pope is getting lots of credit for calling on the Catholic church to be more modern about family life, but he still says divorce is evil, safe sex messages are narcisstic, and gay marriage is ungodly.
The secretary of state’s meeting with leaders of the FARC rebel group in Havana added to the sense that a peace accord ending 50 years of civil war in Colombia is close, and not all Colombians are happy about that.
By Sarah Mimms
Trump blamed the Mexican government for misleading the pontiff, but said it was unseemly for a religious leader to question a person's faith, noting that he is "proud to be a Christian."
The Pope’s passionate appeal on behalf of migrants rounded off his six-day visit to Mexico and highlighted the plight of Central American migrants fleeing extreme violence and poverty.
Speaking in Ciudad Juárez, once the epicenter of Mexico's drug wars, the Pope condemned "today's slave drivers" for creating the conditions generating violence. Hours before he asked inmates to forgive society for pushing them into crime.
The Pope was speaking in the beleaguered state of Michoacán where a military-led offensive nearly a decade ago kicked off Mexico’s bloody drug wars. At least 28 priests have been killed since then.
The Pope apologized for centuries of discrimination during a trip to the state of Chiapas, home to the Zapatista rebellion, at the same time as he said indigenous communities today have much to teach the world in the face of global environmental crisis.
By David Agren
The Pope is heading for Chiapas, Michoacán, and Ciudad Juárez. Local priests talk about working in places where indigenous traditions mean chickens are sacrificed in church, poor farmers ask if it's ok to grow drugs, and where cartels rule.
By Jo Tuckman
Pope Francis has had some harsh words for Mexico's political and church establishment in the first two days of his six-day visit to the world's second most populous country that is beset by social and security woes.
In his first visit to the world's second most Catholic nation, the Pope will visit many troubled parts of the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already issued a level 2 travel advisory for Mexico, warning visitors to the region to take precautions while urging women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant to stay away.
As Mexico lavishly prepares for Pope Francis' first visit to the world's second most Catholic nation, the country's rapidly growing religious counterculture doesn't really care that he's coming.
By Justin Ling
Trudeau promised to ask for Pope Francis’ mea culpa on Wednesday, after a meeting designed to start the process towards reconciliation with Aboriginal people who were forced into a residential school system rife with abuse.