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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Missouri Bishop Who Pleaded Guilty To Failing To Report Suspected Child Abuser

Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.

04/21/2015

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change Conference

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

04/15/2015

Pope Francis greets looks on as he arrives in Isernia, southern Italy, on July 5, 2014 during a one day visit in the Molise region. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Pope Francis: Catholics Don’t Have to Breed ‘Like Rabbits’

A local Catholic deacon attempts to explain new comments from Pope Francis about birth control and family planning.

01/21/2015

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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

Demonstrators march through the street  on October 13, 2014 in St Louis, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Protesters Runner-Up to Time Person of the Year: Ebola Fighters

Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola have won Time’s 2014 Person of the Year award, with Ferguson protesters coming in as runner-up, the magazine announced Wednesday.

12/10/2014

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

Pope Francis greets looks on as he arrives in Isernia, southern Italy, on July 5, 2014 during a one day visit in the Molise region. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

SNAP: Pope’s Meeting With Clergy Abuse Victims is Empty Gesture

SNAP’s David Clohessy says concrete actions need to be taken, instead of more discussion.

07/08/2014

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he holds Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis is attending the Holy Week for his second time as a Pontiff. (Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Why is Pope Francis Canceling Public Appearances?

The Vatican has announced Pope Francis has cancelled all of his public appearances in July, prompting new papal health rumors.

06/19/2014

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St. Louis Religious Leaders Unify for Peace In Middle East

Archbishop Carlson & others ask for prayer on Sunday, to go along with big meeting at The Vatican

06/07/2014

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Clergy Abuse Survivor: Pope Needs to Name Names

A local clergy abuse survivor says the Pope needs to name names, now that he’s told reporters the Vatican is investigating three Bishops for their role in child abuse crimes or coverups.

05/28/2014

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