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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 29, 2017 - 4:59 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has demanded "urgent" action to protect civilians in Iraq, saying forces involved in the battle for Mosul have an obligation to protect innocents following a recent spike in civilian casualties. Francis issued a special appeal for peace in Iraq at the end of his...
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March 26, 2017 - 3:40 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Members of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are vowing to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel. The commission wrapped up a plenary Sunday saying it would "find new ways" to ensure people who were abused by clergy shape and inform its work...
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Pope Francis arrives in Monza, 30 kilometers north of Milan, Italy, to celebrate a Mass as part of his one-day pastoral visit to Monza and Milan, Italy’s second-largest city, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Pope Francis focused his one-day visit Saturday to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society, visiting families in a housing project and exhorting clergy and nuns gathered in a cathedral to minister to the peripheries. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)
March 25, 2017 - 12:59 pm
MILAN (AP) — Pope Francis focused his one-day visit Saturday to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society, visiting families in a housing project and exhorting clergy and nuns to minister to the peripheries. The papal itinerary, which also included lunch with...
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March 25, 2017 - 10:28 am
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL-OBAMACARE Health care law works in some ways, comes up short in others WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with '...
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Pope Francis waves as he leaves Milan’s Duomo Cathedral with Cardinal Angelo Scola, sitting at right, after meeting members of the Catholic Church, as part of his one-day pastoral visit to Monza and Milan, Italy’s second-largest city, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Pope Francis began his one-day visit Saturday to the world's largest diocese which included a stop at the city's main prison as well as a blessing at the Gothic-era Duomo cathedral. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
March 25, 2017 - 8:43 am
MILAN (AP) — Pope Francis focused his one-day visit Saturday to the wealthy northern Italian city of Milan on those marginalized by society, visiting families in a housing project and exhorting clergy and nuns gathered in a cathedral to minister to the peripheries. The papal itinerary, which also...
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Pope Francis hugs a girls at Milan's Forlanini neighborhood known as Case Bianche (white houses), as part of his one-day pastoral visit to Monza and Milan, Italy’s second-largest city, Saturday, March 25, 2017. The pope's first stop Saturday is a housing project on the outskirts of Italy's fashion and finance capital, a stop that underlines the pope's view that the peripheries offer a better view of reality than well-tended and prosperous city centers. In the background at left is Cardinal Angelo Scola. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
March 25, 2017 - 5:15 am
MILAN (AP) — Pope Francis began his one-day visit Saturday to the world's largest diocese with a stop in a housing project on the city's outskirts, emblematic of his view that the peripheries offer a better view of reality than the well-tended and prosperous city centers. The pope told thousands of...
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Pope Francis changes his skull cap as he arrives at Milan's Linate airport, northern Italy, for a one-day pastoral visit to Monza and Milan, Italy’s second-largest city, Saturday, March 25, 2017. On Friday Francis welcomed 27 EU leaders to the Vatican on the eve of a summit to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the founding charter of the bloc. At right the Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola looks on. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 25, 2017 - 4:08 am
MILAN (AP) — Pope Francis has arrived in Milan on a one-day visit to the world's largest diocese and the home base of his main competition for the papacy, Cardinal Angelo Scola. The pope's first stop Saturday is a housing project on the outskirts of Italy's fashion and finance capital, a stop that...
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FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Monsignor William Lynn leaves a bail hearing at the Center for Criminal Justice in Philadelphia. Lynn, long imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints, may learn Friday, March 24, 2017, if his legal odyssey will come to an end. Lynn served nearly three years of a three- to six-year sentence when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed his conviction over trial errors. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 24, 2017 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Catholic church official's 14-year legal odyssey over his handling of sex-abuse complaints won't end anytime soon after a Philadelphia judge said Friday he would be retried on child endangerment charges. Monsignor William Lynn had served nearly three years of a three- to six-...
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CORRECTS NAME OF SUBJECT TO PHILADELPHIA ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY HUGH J. BURNS JR., NOT MONSIGNOR WILLIAM LYNN-Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Hugh J. Burns Jr. leaves after a hearing at the Center for Criminal Justice, Friday, March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia. A judge has cleared the way for prosecutors to retry the former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints. Monsignor William Lynn served nearly three years of a three- to six-year sentence when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed his conviction over trial errors. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 24, 2017 - 6:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Catholic church official's 14-year legal odyssey over his handling of sex-abuse complaints won't end anytime soon after a Philadelphia judge said Friday he would be retried on child endangerment charges. Monsignor William Lynn had served nearly three years of a three- to six-...
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Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with European Union leaders, at the Vatican, Friday, March 24, 2017. Leaders of EU and heads of EU institutions were received by Pope Francis ahead of an EU anniversary summit. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini/pool)
March 24, 2017 - 2:23 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged European leaders on Friday to resist the "false forms of security" promised by populists who want to wall themselves off and instead bank on a future of greater solidarity and union. Francis welcomed 27 EU leaders to the Vatican on the eve of a summit to mark...
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