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Vatican: Ex-envoy can be tried by Dominican court for alleged sex abuse

Vatican spokesman father Federico Lombardi. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried by Dominican courts.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope Francis message to China leader lost in space

Pope Francis   AP FILE PHOTO

When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing—an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of pope

Firefighters inspect the car of Emanuel Bergoglio, nephew to Pope Francis, which crashed with a truck in James Craik, Argentina, early Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Emanuel Bergoglio was seriously wounded as two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew, were killed in the crash, according to the Vatican and a local police official. AP

Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

God will give me two or three more years, says Pope

Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Monday publicly broached the prospect of his own death for the first time, giving himself “two or three years” but not ruling out retirement before then.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pope says he wants to visit China

Pope Francis meets the media during an airborne press conference on his journey back to Rome from Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Pope Francis on Monday said that he wants to visit China and called for the Catholic Church in the country to be allowed to do its "job."  AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

Pope Francis said Monday that he wants to visit China and called for the Catholic Church in the country to be allowed to do its “job.”

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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