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Former Vatican ambassador accused of child abuse dies

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VATICAN CITY - A Catholic former archbishop accused of child sex offences was found dead on Friday, the Vatican said, a month after he was hospitalized on the eve of his trial.

Vatican says won't co-sponsor Palestinian flag initiative at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - The Vatican on Tuesday asked the Palestinian U.N. mission to remove all references to it from a draft resolution the Palestinians have prepared for the General Assembly calling for the flags of Palestine and the Holy See to fly at the U.N.

World, United Nations, 25 Aug 2015

Drones banned from Philadelphia skies for pope's visit

- U.S. regulators will ban drones and other unmanned aircraft during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next month as part of security measures being implemented for the two-day event, officials said on Thursday.

U.S., Aerospace & Defense, 20 Aug 2015

Pope calls for global nuclear ban on anniversary of Nagasaki

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis called for a global ban on nuclear weapons on Sunday as he commemorated the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

World, 09 Aug 2015

Pope laments destruction of forests to plant soy

- Pope Francis criticized the destruction of forests in order to plant soy in an interview with an Argentine radio station on Saturday, reinforcing his message that the environment should take precedence over financial gain.

World, Environment, 08 Aug 2015

Don't treat divorced Catholics as outcasts, Pope tells priests

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis told priests on Wednesday to be more merciful to Catholics who have divorced and remarried outside the Church, saying they should not be treated as if they had been excommunicated.

World, 05 Aug 2015

Pope calls for release of priest, bishops abducted in Syria

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for the release of an Italian Jesuit priest and two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria two years ago, asking leaders to work for the freedom of all those abducted there.

World, Italy, Syria, 26 Jul 2015

Vatican had more than a billion euros off books before financial clean-up

VATICAN CITY - Vatican departments had more than a billion euros that were not declared on an overall balance sheet before new accounting standards kicked in last year, a financial statement showed on Thursday.

World, 16 Jul 2015

Pope offers rare 'mea culpa' about neglect of middle class

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis acknowledged on Monday he had neglected problems of the middle class and said he was willing to have a dialogue with Americans who disagree with his criticism of capitalism. | Video

World, 13 Jul 2015

Pope closes South America trip urging youths to 'make a mess'

ASUNCION - Pope Francis left for Rome on Sunday at the end of a trip to South America during which he censured capitalism, championed the rights of the poor, warned of irreversible damage to the planet and urged youths to "make a mess". | Video

World, 13 Jul 2015

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The Pope's trip to Brazil

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