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Hundreds Attend Palm Sunday Service at National Shrine in D.C.

Hundreds packed into the Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Sunday afternoon for Palm Sunday service

04/13/2014

U.N. human rights panel accuses Vatican of adopting policies that covered up sex abuse by priests. (Getty Images)

United Nations Denounces Vatican On Sex Abuse

Human rights panel says Vatican allowed priests to sexually abuse children for decades.

02/05/2014

Pope Francis prays in Saint Peter square at the Vatican. (Getty Images)

Vatican Acknowledges ‘No Excuse’ For Child Abuse

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi tells U.N. panel “such crimes can never be justified”

01/16/2014

Cardinal Wuerl will help oversee the selection of new Catholic bishops. (Getty Images)

Pope Francis Appoints Cardinal Wuerl To Congregation For Bishops

Wuerl joins the influential Vatican office that evaluates and nominates candidates for bishop around the world.

12/17/2013

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by "small-minded rules" about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: ‘Francis’ Effect Massive In Italy

A new study has found that “hundreds of thousands” of Italians have returned to the practice of Catholicism because of the new pope.

11/12/2013

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia attends the TIME/CNN/PEOPLE/FORTUNE Pre-Dinner Cocktail Reception at Washington Hilton on April 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Time, Inc)

Scalia: The Devil ‘Is Getting People Not To Believe In Him Or In God’

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia touched upon the role Catholic religion plays in society during a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine.

10/07/2013

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by "small-minded rules" about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Criticizes Church Emphasis On Abortion, Gays

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.

09/19/2013

Archbishop of Washington cardinal Donald Wuerl. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

D.C.’s Archbishop Returns After Selection of Pope Francis

Washington’s Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has returned from Rome, where he took part in the papal conclave.

03/20/2013

Jorge Mario Bergoglio attends his first Mass with cardinals as Pope Francis in the Sistine Chapel on March 14, 2013 in Vatican City. (credit: Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)

Pope Francis Previously Accused Of Involvement In Kidnappings Of 2 Argentine Priests In 1976

As the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics continue to celebrate the election of Pope Franics I, questions about his past in Argentina are beginning to bubble up.

03/15/2013

Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I, appears at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO,VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio From Argentina Elected New Pope

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the new leader of the Catholic Church.

03/13/2013

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