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  • Pope Francis opens synod on themes of sex and marriage

    Pope Francis opens synod on themes of sex and marriage
    Pope Francis on Sunday inaugurated a gathering of nearly 200 bishops and cardinals who will tackle the thorny themes of sex and marriage, placing the popular pontiff in the midst of a battle between theological conservatives and liberals within the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Pope Francis appoints panel to streamline annulments

    Pope Francis has appointed a group of theologians and canon lawyers to study ways to make the annulment of Catholic marriages – often a complicated and lengthy task – simpler, the Vatican announced. The 11-member commission will attempt to...

    Vatican defrocks former papal envoy accused of child sex abuse

    The former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of having sexually abused boys in Santo Domingo, has been defrocked by a Vatican tribunal, Catholic Church officials here said Friday. Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski of Poland was convicted...

    Pope John Paul II set Vatican milestones on path to sainthood

    Pope John Paul II set Vatican milestones on path to sainthood
    Everything about Pope John Paul II was larger than life: his constant globetrotting, his naming of 483 saints -- more than all his predecessors combined -- and his 27 years in office, making him one of the longest serving pontiffs. The Polish pope...

    Snowden not much of a spy

    It would make things so much easier for everyone if Edward Snowden were working for China. And that's certainly a possibility. His decision to flee to Hong Kong -- a Chinese vassal -- was an odd one, given that China is hardly a bulwark of...