Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 05, 2018
The fact that Francis received the eight-page letter challenges his insistence that he has “zero tolerance” for sex abuse and cover-ups.
In this March 23, 2007 photo, Pope Benedict XVI and Ireland President Mary McAleese pose for photographers prior to a private audience the pontiff granted her at the Vatican (AP Photo/Alberto Pizzoli, Pool, file).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 02, 2018
Mary McAleese, who has a gay son and has criticized the church’s position on L.G.B.T. issues, was invited to participate in a panel discussion on women in church governance.
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJanuary 25, 2018
History's first Latin American pope is particularly devoted to Marian iconography.
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Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJanuary 22, 2018
"I judged they were prepared. They knew what they were doing."
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJanuary 16, 2018
Pope Francis dove head-first into Chile's sex abuse scandal on his first full day in Santiago.
(AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJanuary 12, 2018
Some of Karadima's victims say Barros and other Karadima-trained bishops witnessed and tolerated Karadima's abuse
Pope Francis listens as Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, Chairman of State of the Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, delivers his speech, during a meeting with members of the Sangha Maha Nayaka supreme council of Buddhist monks, at the Kaba Aye pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 29, 2017
In the past, Francis has strongly condemned the "persecution of our Rohingya brothers," denounced their suffering because of their faith and called for them to receive "full rights."
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 21, 2017
Pope Francis has made normalizing relations with China a priority. But the Vatican and China remain at odds over the Vatican's insistence that the pope have the authority to name bishops.
Pope Francis is silhouetted after his private audience with President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 11, 2017
Pope Francis said that priests must inform Catholic consciences “but not replace them.”
Pope Francis is pictured during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 8. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 10, 2017
"International relations cannot be held captive to military force, mutual intimidation and the parading of stockpiles of arms," Pope Francis said.