Roman Catholicism

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 11, 2017 file photo, the sun sets on a Baptist church in Georgia. According to new data released Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, by the Pew Research Center, the portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christian. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 17, 2019 - 11:04 am
The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, Pew said Thursday that 65% of...
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October 14, 2019 - 6:32 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' chief bodyguard has resigned over the leak of a Vatican police flyer identifying five Holy See employees who were suspended as part of a financial investigation. The Vatican said Monday that Vatican police chief Domenico Giani bore no responsibility for the leaked...
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October 14, 2019 - 6:25 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' chief bodyguard has resigned over the leak of a Vatican police flyer identifying five Holy See employees who were suspended as part of a financial investigation. The Vatican said Monday that Vatican police chief Domenico Giano bore no responsibility for the leaked...
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October 13, 2019 - 5:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday...
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Cincinnati Bengals' Brandon Wilson runs uncontested while returning the opening kickoff from the Baltimore Ravens for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 13, 2019 - 10:28 am
The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 1:15 p.m. Welcome back, Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs' two-time All-Pro outjumped Texans cornerback Phillip Gaines and safety Justin Reid to haul in a 46-yard touchdown reception to punctuate Hill's first drive since Week 1. Hill had been sidelined with...
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Britain's Prince Charles attends a canonization Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Pope Francis canonizes Cardinal John Henry Newman, the 19th century Anglican convert who became an immensely influential thinker in both Anglican and Catholic churches, and four other women. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 13, 2019 - 1:22 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is canonizing Cardinal John Henry Newman, the 19th-century Anglican convert who became an immensely influential, unifying figure in both the Anglican and Catholic churches. Francis presided over Mass on Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square to declare Newman and...
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Pope Francis walks in procession on the occasion of the Amazon synod, at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Pope Francis opened a three-week meeting on preserving the rainforest and ministering to its native people as he fended off attacks from conservatives who are opposed to his ecological agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 07, 2019 - 2:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told South American bishops to speak "courageously" at a meeting on the Amazon, where the shortage of priests is so acute that the Vatican is considering ordaining married men and giving women official church ministries. Francis on Monday opened the work of the...
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Pope Francis walks towards an newly-planted oak tree during a tree-planting ceremony on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The ceremony takes place two days before a Synod of bishops on the Pan-Amazon region opens at the Vatican to address the ecological, social and spiritual needs of indigenous peoples in the Amazon. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 06, 2019 - 12:55 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is opening a divisive meeting on preserving the Amazon and ministering to its indigenous peoples, as he fends off attacks from conservatives who are opposed to his ecological agenda. Francis was to celebrate an opening Mass on Sunday with global attention newly...
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Cardinal Claudio Hummes, General Rapporteur for the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region, left, shares a word with Pope Francis on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, in the Vatican gardens, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The ceremony takes place two days before a Synod of bishops on the Pan-Amazon region opens at the Vatican to address the ecological, social and spiritual needs of indigenous peoples in the Amazon. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 05, 2019 - 12:42 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has chosen 13 men he admires and whose sympathies align with his to become the Catholic Church's newest cardinals. A formal ceremony elevating the prelates to the elite position in church hierarchy takes place on Saturday. The appointments mean Francis will have...
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Pope Francis attends a feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The ceremony takes place two days before a Synod of bishops on the Pan-Amazon region opens at the Vatican to address the ecological, social and spiritual needs of indigenous peoples in the Amazon. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 04, 2019 - 3:49 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted a New Zealand bishop’s resignation over what church officials said was “completely unacceptable” sexual behavior with a young woman. Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan offered to resign following an independent investigation into the woman’s...
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