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Conclave brings out cardinals' dirty laundry

Popular pressure is mounting in the U.S. and Italy to keep California Cardinal Roger Mahony away from the conclave to elect the next pope because of his role shielding sexually abusive priests, a movement targeting one of the most prominent of a handful of compromised cardinals scheduled to vote next month....


Pope Lashes Out at Belgium After Raid on Church

Pope Lashes Out at Belgium After Raid on Church

The pope criticized the “lamentable methods” of Belgian police who last week confiscated files, detained bishops and drilled into the tomb of at least one cardinal in the Brussels cathedral in a search for documents.


Cardinal being replaced as celebrant of Latin Mass in DC

A controversial cardinal who was scheduled to deliver an elaborate Latin Mass this weekend in Washington at one of the nation's most prominent Catholic churches is being replaced after clergy sex-abuse victims and activists expressed ...


Cardinal defends pope, denounces "petty gossip"

A leading cardinal, making an unusual address in defense of Pope Benedict at the start of Easter Sunday Mass, said the Church would not be intimidated by "petty gossip" about sexual abuse of children by priests.


Cardinal denies resignation calls

Reports that the Vatican intends to force the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland to resign are denied.


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