Latest Pope Francis News

Vatican cardinal cites Nazi theology in German reform

Oct. 05, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The German Catholic Church's reform process is again under fire from the Holy See, with a Vatican cardinal seemingly comparing its proposals for theological development to the thinking that sustained Germany's Nazi era. The furor launched by Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch,...

AP Interview: Ryder Cup director concerned for Italian fans

Oct. 03, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) — The biggest team event in golf is coming to Italy and the Ryder Cup’s organizing committee is concerned that the locals might miss the party. About 90% of the tickets sold so far for the 2023 contest between the United States and Europe at the...

Portugal abuse cases mount amid questions over Nobel bishop

Oct. 03, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Clergy sexual abuse cases are casting a pall over the Catholic Church in Portugal, ensnaring senior officials even as authorities scramble to explain why shelter was given to a Nobel Peace Prize-winning bishop at the center of sexual misconduct allegations. ...

Ukraine presses on with counteroffensive; Russia uses drones

Oct. 02, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian president’s hometown and other targets Sunday with suicide drones, and Ukraine took back full control of a strategic eastern city in a counteroffensive that has reshaped the war. Russia’s loss of the eastern city of Lyman,...

125 die as tear gas triggers crush at Indonesia soccer match

Oct. 02, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Police firing tear gas after an Indonesian soccer match in an attempt to stop violence triggered a disastrous crush of fans making a panicked, chaotic run for the exits, leaving at least 125 people dead, most of them trampled upon or suffocated. Attention...

Pope warns of nuclear war risk; appeals to Putin on Ukraine

Oct. 02, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a cease-fire, imploring him to “stop this spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine and denouncing the “absurd” risk of the “uncontrollable” consequences of nuclear attack as tensions sharply...

Pope Francis appeals to Russian President Vladimir Putin to end 'spiral of violence and death,' decries nuclear war risk

Oct. 02, 2022 06:19 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis appeals to Russian President Vladimir Putin to end 'spiral of violence and death,' decries nuclear war risk.

UN, abuse survivor groups seek Vatican investigation of Belo

Oct. 02, 2022 05:38 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The United Nations and advocacy groups for survivors of clergy sexual abuse are urging Pope Francis to authorize a full investigation of Catholic Church archives on three continents to ascertain who knew what and when about sexual abuse by Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop...

IOC's Bach eyes return to sports for anti-war Russians

Sep. 30, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes who do not endorse their country’s war in Ukraine could be accepted back into international sports, IOC president Thomas Bach said in an interview published Friday. “It’s about having athletes with a Russian passport who do not support the war...

Vatican sanctions Nobel laureate after Timor accusations

Sep. 30, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Catholic Church's decades-long sex abuse scandal caught up with a Nobel Peace Prize winner Thursday, with the Vatican confirming that it had sanctioned the East Timor independence hero, Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo, following allegations that he sexually abused boys there...