Roman Catholicism

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017 file photo, Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican. The Vatican has said on Thursday, Aug. 10 that Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries - along with the Netherlands - where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
August 10, 2017 - 9:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017 file photo, Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican. The Vatican has said on Thursday, Aug. 10 that Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries - along with the Netherlands - where doctors are legally allowed to kill people with mental health problems, at their request. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
August 10, 2017 - 8:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group announced it would allow doctors to perform euthanasia at its 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, one of only two countries — along with...
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Pope Francis exchanges his skull-cap with a faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 9:18 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis over installation of a special assembly to rewrite the constitution (all times local): 8:35 a.m. The Vatican is urging Venezuela's government to "avoid or suspend" the new assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution while...
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Pope Francis exchanges his skull-cap with a faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 8:40 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis over installation of a special assembly to rewrite the constitution (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Pope Francis is inviting the faithful worldwide to pray for Venezuela and its people, and the Vatican is urging the government to...
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August 01, 2017 - 12:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British pub has apologized for turning away a group of trainee priests after mistaking them for rowdy bachelor-party revelers in costume. The Archdiocese of Cardiff said Tuesday that seven Roman Catholic seminarians went to the City Arms in Cardiff, Wales, last week to celebrate the...
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This undated identification photo released via the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board website shows Paul Shanley, released Friday, July 28, 2017, from the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater, Mass. Shanley, now 86, was a figure in the Boston Roman Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. He was released after completing a 12-year sentence for the rape of a boy in the 1980s. (Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 11:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A defrocked priest at the center of Boston's Roman Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal was released from prison on Friday and settled into an apartment across the street from a children's dance studio. Paul Shanley, who had been convicted of raping a boy in the 1980s, moved to the town...
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This undated identification photo released via the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board website shows Paul Shanley, released Friday, July 28, 2017, from the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater, Mass. Shanley, now 86, was a figure in the Boston Roman Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. He was released after completing a 12-year sentence for the rape of a boy in the 1980s. (Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 8:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A defrocked priest at the center of Boston's Roman Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal was released from prison on Friday and settled into an apartment across the street from a children's dance studio. Paul Shanley, who had been convicted of raping a boy in the 1980s, moved to the town...
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This undated identification photo released via the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board website shows Paul Shanley, released Friday, July 28, 2017, from the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater, Mass. Shanley, now 86, was a figure in the Boston Roman Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. He was released after completing a 12-year sentence for the rape of a boy in the 1980s. (Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 12:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A notorious figure in Boston's Roman Catholic priest sex abuse scandal was quietly released from prison Friday morning after completing a 12-year sentence for the rape of a boy in the 1980s. Paul Shanley, 86, was released from the Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater,...
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Cardinal George Pell, rear center, Australia's highest-ranking Catholic and Pope Francis' top financial adviser, leaves Melbourne Magistrates' Court Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Pell, the most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, made his first court appearance in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy. (AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau)
July 26, 2017 - 2:24 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Silent but defiant, Cardinal George Pell made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse, vowing through his lawyer to fight the allegations that have rocked Rome and threatened the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy...
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Cardinal George Pell, second left, Australia's highest-ranking Catholic and Pope Francis' top financial adviser, leaves Melbourne Magistrates' Court where he has maintained his innocence since he was charged last month with sexually abusing multiple people years ago, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy. (AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau)
July 25, 2017 - 8:54 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy...
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