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Kim Jong-un Invites Pope Francis to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, which has been condemned as one of the worst suppressors of religious freedom in the world, has invited Pope Francis to visit his country, South Korea’s government said [...]

Pope Francis Summons World’s Bishops to Meet on Sexual Abuse

“In these times, it seems like the ‘Great Accuser’ has been unchained and has it in for bishops,” he said. “True, we are all sinners, we bishops. He tries to uncover the sins, so they are visible in order to scandalize the people.” Among [...]

News Analysis: Pope Francis Embraces Silence as Calls Grow for Response to Allegations

ROME — As a clamor builds for Pope Francis to respond to the stunning allegations by his former ambassador in Washington that he covered up abuse and lied about a meeting with a prominent opponent to same-sex marriage, the pontiff [...]

Defending Pope Francis, Allies Help Make a Critic’s Case

ROME — Retaliating against a remarkable campaign from within the church to force the ouster of Pope Francis, the Vatican’s former spokesman issued a statement on Sunday night questioning the credibility of an archbishop who has [...]

Pope Francis’ Accuser Turns Up the Pressure With More Accusations

ROME — The archbishop who accused Pope Francis of covering up a cardinal’s sexual misconduct has escalated his offensive with new, detailed accusations that put increasing pressure on a pontiff who the archbishop and his supporters [...]

The Man Who Took On the Pope: The Story Behind the Viganò Letter

ROME — At 9:30 a.m. last Wednesday, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò showed up at the Rome apartment of a conservative Vatican reporter with a simple clerical collar, a Rocky Mountains baseball cap and an explosive story to tell. Archbishop [...]

Pope Francis Long Knew of Cardinal McCarrick’s Abuses, Archbishop Says

Archbishop Viganò, who blames homosexuals for the child abuse crisis that has destroyed the church’s standing in many countries, dedicates entire sections of the letter to outing cardinals who he claims belong to what he characterizes [...]

Live Briefing: Pope Francis Live Updates: Call for Pontiff’s Resignation Further Clouds Ireland Visit

“In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church,” the archbishop wrote, “he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set an example [...]

Pope Francis Returns to a Country Transformed and a Church in Tatters

Nearly 40 years since the last papal visit to Ireland, Pope Francis arrived on Saturday to a transformed country where the once-mighty Roman Catholic Church is in tatters, its authority buffeted by deepening secularization and a global [...]

Live Briefing: Live: Pope Francis Is Visiting Ireland Under a Cloud of Abuse Scandals

• Not everyone is pleased with the pope and his visit: Some people have signed up for tickets to his appearances and plan to not use them, and others are unhappy with his relatively lenient views. • The visit is centered on the World [...]