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Pope lashes out at blogging ambassadors, demands obedience

Jun. 13, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has demanded obedience from Vatican ambassadors and reminded them of their duties before him, God and the faithful after years of scandal have tarnished the reputation of the Holy See's diplomatic corps. Francis told envoys they may have reservations about papal policy but...

Primary victor could add to Virginia Democrats' headaches

Jun. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans keep getting help from an unexpected source as they try to win over suburban voters unhappy with President Donald Trump: Virginia Democrats. The latest instance was Tuesday's victory by a former lawmaker who once spent his nights in jail and his days at the...

The Latest: Virginia GOP hopes to benefit from Morrissey win

Jun. 12, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's primary elections (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Virginia Republicans keep getting help from Virginia Democrats as the GOP tries to win over suburban voters unhappy with President Donald Trump. The latest instance was Tuesday's victory by a former lawmaker who...

The Latest: Challenger wins in Fairfax prosecutor primary

Jun. 11, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's primary elections (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Challenger Steve Descano has scored an upset victory over incumbent Ray Morrogh in the Democratic primary for commonwealth's attorney in the state's largest jurisdiction. Descano beat Morrogh in Tuesday's primary...

Polish bishops admit they haven't done enough to stop abuse

May. 22, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's bishops acknowledged on Wednesday that they have not done enough to prevent clerical abuse of minors and said there are "no words" to describe their shame about sex scandals involving priests. The acknowledgement came as Poland, where Catholic traditions and faith remain...