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Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Likely to Endure

Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Likely to Endure

Pope Francis embraced Antje Jackelen, the Lutheran archbishop of Uppsala, during an ecumenical Mass on Monday in Lund, Sweden.
Readers React After Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Most Likely Permanent

Readers React After Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Most Likely Permanent

Pope Francis, center, and clerics celebrating Mass at a stadium in Malmo, Sweden, on Tuesday.
Readers React After Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Most Likely Permanent

Readers React After Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Most Likely Permanent

Pope Francis, center, and clerics celebrating Mass at a stadium in Malmo, Sweden, on Tuesday.
In Troubled Newark Archdiocese, Hoping Its New Leader Is a Pastor, Not a Prince

In Troubled Newark Archdiocese, Hoping Its New Leader Is a Pastor, Not a Prince

Archbishop Tobin at the Cathedral Basilica last week. As the archbishop of Indianapolis, he made headlines in 2015 when he said that the archdiocese would continue to welcome Syrian refugees, despite
Pope Francis, Inducting 17 Cardinals, Criticizes Polarization Over Race and Faith

Pope Francis, Inducting 17 Cardinals, Criticizes Polarization Over Race and Faith

Pope Francis placed a biretta on the head of the newly named Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo, Archbishop of Mérida, Venezuela, at the Vatican on Saturday.

Pope Francis Extends Priests’ Ability to Forgive Abortion

He made permanent a policy announced last year that allows priests worldwide to grant absolution for an act that the Roman Catholic Church considers a sin.
Talks to Heal Catholic Rift in China Gain Momentum Under Francis

Talks to Heal Catholic Rift in China Gain Momentum Under Francis

The flag of China, which requires state oversight of Catholics, was waved near Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square in June.
Stanley Rother, U.S. Priest Killed in ’81 in Guatemala, Is Declared a Martyr

Stanley Rother, U.S. Priest Killed in ’81 in Guatemala, Is Declared a Martyr

The Rev. Stanley Rother during a carnival in Guatemala.
Breitbart’s Man in Rome: A Gentle Voice in a Strident Chorus

Breitbart’s Man in Rome: A Gentle Voice in a Strident Chorus

Thomas Williams, a former priest, is the Rome bureau chief for Breitbart News.
Breitbart’s Man in Rome: A Gentle Voice in a Strident Chorus

Breitbart’s Man in Rome: A Gentle Voice in a Strident Chorus

Thomas Williams, a former priest, is the Rome bureau chief for Breitbart News.
Abuse Victim Quits Vatican Commission, Citing ‘Resistance’

Abuse Victim Quits Vatican Commission, Citing ‘Resistance’

Marie Collins, who was molested as a child by a Roman Catholic priest, quit her post on a high-profile papal commission, accusing the church of “fine words in public and contrary actions behind closed
Pope Francis Signals Openness to Ordaining Married Men in Some Cases

Pope Francis Signals Openness to Ordaining Married Men in Some Cases

Pope Francis has pointed out that an element of married clergy already exists within the church, notably Eastern Rite Catholics.
Spanish Court Clears Priest in Abuse Case Taken Up by Pope Francis

Spanish Court Clears Priest in Abuse Case Taken Up by Pope Francis

Pope Francis after celebrating Mass at the Vatican on Palm Sunday. He had urged David Ramírez Castillo to pursue his accusations against the Rev. Román Martínez.
Frederick Borsch, Bishop Who Worked to Empower Minorities, Dies at 81

Frederick Borsch, Bishop Who Worked to Empower Minorities, Dies at 81

Bishop Frederick H. Borsch, right, at an interfaith gathering of religious leaders from Los Angeles and Riverside Counties in Los Angeles in 1998. After he retired in Los Angeles, he became associate
Kyoto-based Buddhist group struggles with decline in temples and priests

Kyoto-based Buddhist group struggles with decline in temples and priests

A Kyoto-based Buddhist group with the largest number of followers in Japan is boosting its support to its member temples in other prefectures amid a shortage of incoming chief priests and a decline in
Thomas V. Daily, Bishop With Legacy Tarnished by Response to Abuse, Dies at 89

Thomas V. Daily, Bishop With Legacy Tarnished by Response to Abuse, Dies at 89

Bishop Thomas V. Daily in 2002. In his 13 years overseeing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, he forgave more than $100 million in parish debts, raised $67 million in a capital campaign and

Montreal’s Catholic Church will fingerprint priests who work with children

In an attempt to protect young and vulnerable parishioners from abuse, the Catholic Church of Montreal will start fingerprinting all priests before they work with children. New rules announced this
From 9/11 to Orlando, Ken Feinberg’s Alter Ego in Compensating Victims

From 9/11 to Orlando, Ken Feinberg’s Alter Ego in Compensating Victims

Camille Biros at work. She has helped determine compensation in some high-profile cases, such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault

Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault

Australian Cardinal George Pell after making a statement at the Holy See Press Office at the Vatican on Thursday.