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Pope's envoy for Legion ends mandate

02/25/2014 3:33pm
The pope's envoy running the troubled Legion of Christ ended his three-year reform effort Tuesday, declaring the order "cured and cleaned" but acknowledging it bears the guilt of its pedophile founder and the superiors who delayed admitting his crimes.

Puerto Rico archbishop: 5 abuse cases being probed

02/25/2014 3:33pm
The archbishop of Puerto Rico's capital has revealed that government prosecutors are investigating five additional cases of alleged sex abuse within the San Juan Archdiocese.

Founder of Liberation Theology hailed at Vatican

02/25/2014 3:33pm
The founder of liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology advocating for the poor, has received a hero's welcome at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis.

Benedict denies he was pressured to resign

02/25/2014 6:00pm
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to resign, saying his decision was freely made and his alone.

Arizona governor returns home amid furor over bill

02/25/2014 6:40pm
Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights.

6 in 10 Utah residents identify as Mormon

02/25/2014 8:10pm
A new Gallup survey shows six in 10 Utah residents identify as Mormon.

Francis kisses 'mini-me' pope as Carnival starts

02/25/2014 8:40pm
Pope Francis has a mini-me.