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Tap and donate: Paris church now takes contactless cards

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:01:49 GMT2018-01-18T11:01:49Z

PARIS (AP) -- The Catholic church is going digital in Paris....



Detroit church offers sanctuary to man facing deportation

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:07:52 GMT2018-01-17T22:07:52Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit church is giving sanctuary to a Michigan man who is facing deportation to Albania....



Justice Dept backs archdiocese in Christmas transit ad fight

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:05:04 GMT2018-01-16T23:05:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department on Tuesday threw its support behind the Archdiocese of Washington in a court fight to have its Christmas fundraising ads displayed on D.C. buses....



Reports: Turkey's Erdogan to visit Pope Francis next month

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:14:41 GMT2018-01-16T12:14:41Z

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish media reports say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican next month....



AP Explains: Catholic Church in Chile weakened by scandal

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:28:33 GMT2018-01-16T02:28:33Z

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- When Pope Francis arrives in Chile's capital Monday, he will find a weakened Roman Catholic Church. As in many Latin American countries, the church in Chile has been losing followers to both evangelical faiths and increasing secularism. The shift has been exacerbated by a priest sex abuse scandal, and many Chileans are put off by the church's influence in keeping tight restrictions in social matters like marriage and abortion. Here are some o...



Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:06:34 GMT2018-01-13T07:06:34Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church's dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru....



3 Chile churches firebombed, president calls for 'respect'

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:08:56 GMT2018-01-12T21:08:56Z

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- President Michelle Bachelet asked Chileans on Friday to receive Pope Francis in a "climate of respect," hours after three Roman Catholic churches were firebombed and a note left at the scene threatening the pontiff....



Last victim, 6, in Texas church shootings leaves hospital

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:40:09 GMT2018-01-12T00:40:09Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A 6-year-old boy who was shot several times and was the last victim still hospitalized following the Nov. 5 church massacre in South Texas left the hospital for home Thursday, riding home in a firetruck....



The Latest: Boy is last church shooting victim to go home

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:24:24 GMT2018-01-11T22:24:24Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Latest on the hospital discharge of a 6-year-old boy, the last victim from the Nov. 5 church massacre (all times local):...



Pope to meet with victims of Chile's dictatorship on trip

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:22:04 GMT2018-01-11T14:22:04Z

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis will meet with two victims of Chile's military dictatorship during his upcoming trip, and isn't ruling out a private encounter with victims of clerical sex abuse, the Vatican said Thursday....