• Pope backs apology to gays, but says it’s not just them

    Pope backs apology to gays, but says it’s not just them

    • Jun 26, 2016

    In a wide-ranging news conference on Sunday, Pope Francis said Christians should apologize anytime “there are people we could have defended and we didn’t,” insisted that “there’s only one pope” despite recent talk of an expanded papacy, and denied that creating a commission necessarily “opens the door” to women deacons.

  • Cardinal says Church should apologize to gays

    Cardinal says Church should apologize to gays

    • Jun 26, 2016

    In a week with a papal trip, the Brexit vote, the aftermath of the Orlando shootings, and more, plenty of important Catholic news was overshadowed — from sex abuse reform and an apology to the LGBT community, as well as charges of corruption in a pet papal charity.

  • Pope backs Colombia peace, ducks Brexit, presses Christian unity

    Pope backs Colombia peace, ducks Brexit, presses Christian unity

    • Jun 24, 2016

    On day one of his June 24-26 trip to Armenia, Pope Francis hailed a new peace deal in Colombia, avoided taking a strong position on the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union, and praised the Armenian Apostolic Church for its openness to closer ecumenical relations.