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Pope OKs martyrdom decree for US priest killed in Guatemala

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:31:47 GMT2016-12-02T11:31:47Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has put an American priest killed during Guatemala's civil war on the path to possible sainthood by declaring him a martyr....

Pope chats with Scorsese, tells director he read 'Silence'

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:15:39 GMT2016-11-30T13:15:39Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has met with director Martin Scorsese, whose new film, "Silence," about Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan, was screened this week in Rome....

Pope confirms 2018 visit to Ireland, prime minister says

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:26:29 GMT2016-11-28T17:26:29Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis confirmed plans Monday to make a 2018 trip to Ireland, a Roman Catholic country devastated by the clerical sex abuse scandal, where same-sex marriages are legal and a constitutional ban on abortion is being questioned....

Pope allows all priests to absolve "grave sin" of abortion

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:27:50 GMT2016-11-21T21:27:50Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Saying nothing is beyond the reach of God's mercy, Pope Francis told Catholics worldwide he is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of abortion - women and health workers alike - even while stressing that it is a grave sin in the eyes of the church to "end an innocent life."...

UN, Vatican call for efforts to end forced labor in fishing

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:57:10 GMT2016-11-21T18:57:10Z

ROME (AP) -- U.N. and Vatican officials are calling for intensified efforts to end rights abuses, including forced labor and human trafficking, in the world's fishing industry....