Pope Francis
(Michael Sohn/AP)
May 12, 2013

Pope Canonises 800 Italian Ottoman Victims

Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony at the Vatican - a list which includes 800 victims of an atrocity carried out by Ottoman soldiers in 1480.


Pope Francis
(Michael Sohn/AP)
April 05, 2013

Pope Seeks Decisive Action Against Sex Abuse

Pope Francis directed the Vatican on Friday to act decisively on clergy sex abuse cases and punish pedophile priests, saying the Catholic Church's "credibility" was on the line.


Pope Francis
(Michael Sohn/AP)
March 16, 2013

Pope Francis Wants Church for the Poor

Pope Francis offered intimate insights Saturday into the moments after his election, telling journalists that he was immediately inspired to take the name of St. Francis of Assisi because of his work for peace and the poor — and that he himself would like to see "a poor church and a church for the poor."


Pope Francis
(Andrew Medichini/AP)
March 14, 2013

In Argentina, New Pope Has Many Supporters, And A Few Critics

The 266th pope, and the first ever from Latin America, has one lung, rides the subway, reads Dostoevsky and has been described as both a moral compass and a silent accomplice to Argentina's former Dirty War leaders.


Dwight Correctional Center
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
March 14, 2013

Spreading Faith Within Prison Walls

In just over two weeks, Illinois’ only maximum-security female correctional center will close its doors. But David Taylor, who volunteers at the Dwight Correctional Center, plans to keep counseling those inmates, and many more.


Pope Francis
(Andrew Medichini/AP)
March 13, 2013

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.


March 13, 2013

Government Doesn’t Appeal Lindh Prison Prayer Ruling

A federal prison in Indiana on Wednesday was expected to begin allowing American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslim inmates housed in his tightly controlled unit to start holding daily ritual group prayers.


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