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Minn. Archbishop Escapes Criminal Charges by Resignation

Minn., Archbishop John Nienstedt resigned, after criminal charges, SNAP asks how that can be allowed.

06/16/2015

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Pope Warns Bishops to Deal with Accused Priests

The Pope has created a new Vatican tribunal to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect children from abusive priests.

06/10/2015

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

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Top 10 Most-Viewed St. Louis News Stories of 2014

As 2014 winds down, KMOX.com recaps the 10 most-viewed local news stories of the year.

12/31/2014

Pope Benedict XVI (L) gives his cardinal ring to  US Raymond leo Burke (R) during the Eucharistic celebration with the new cardinals on November 21, 2010 at St Peter's basilica at The Vatican.   ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis Demotes Former St. Louis Archbishop

Cardinal Burke was transferred Saturday from his position as head of the Holy See’s supreme court to a largely ceremonial post.

11/08/2014

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Vatican’s Seemingly New Openness Toward Gays Welcomed by Local LGBT Catholics

Local gay and lesbian Catholics say there’s a stunning new tone coming from bishops concerning homosexuals during the Vatican Synod of Bishops meeting on the family now underway in Rome.

10/15/2014

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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Pope Francis: “Who Am I to Judge” Gay Clergy

His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, authored a document that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests.

07/29/2013

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Local Clergy Abuse Survivor Testifies Before the United Nations

David Clohessy, a clergy abuse survivor, claims the Vatican has violated a treaty pledge to protect the rights of children.

06/18/2013

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Catholic Supply Store Sees Papal Sales Boost

Lara Traina at Catholic Supply in south St. Louis said they are taking tons of pre-orders for items that are on their way.

03/19/2013

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