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Pope Francis' early blind spot on sex abuse threatens legacy

Dec. 27, 2018 8:08 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times. The latest development — a high-profile verdict...

Pope cuts 2 cardinals from cabinet named in abuse scandal

Dec. 12, 2018 10:08 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advisers ahead of a high-stakes Vatican summit on abuse early next year. The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis in...

Lawyer: Irish priest O'Reilly has finished Chile sentence

Dec. 10, 2018 4:49 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — An Irish-born priest of the Legion of Christ religious order has finished serving a four-year sentence for sexually abusing a minor and may have to leave the country within days, his lawyer said Monday. Attorney Cristian Murga said the prison system is expected to certify completion...

Thousands of Boca and River fans set for Copa final in Spain

Dec. 8, 2018 4:08 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of Boca Juniors fans gathered outside their team's hotel in Madrid on Saturday, chanting "It doesn't matter where you play, we will always follow you." A few hours later, thousands of River fans packed the iconic Plaza del Sol in the heart of the Spanish capital, one day before the...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake sways buildings in Chile's capital

Dec. 5, 2018 1:05 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake swayed buildings in the Chilean capital of Santiago on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 2:12 p.m. local time (12:12 p.m. EST; 1712 GMT) and was centered 5 miles (8...

Copa Libertadores final: A sign of Argentina's decadence

Dec. 5, 2018 8:25 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans. The land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona has won the World Cup twice, and it felt a sense of overwhelming pride in hosting perhaps the most important club final ever. But the second leg of...