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Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI Elevated To Sainthood
In a ceremony at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis declared the sainthood of the murdered Salvadoran archbishop, the former pontiff and five other people.
Oct 14 2:39PM NPR-Religion

American Pastor Andrew Brunson Meets With Trump After Being Released From Turkey
Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who had been detained and jailed in Turkey for two years on charges of spying and aiding terrorists was released. He met with President Trump on Saturday.
Oct 13 10:14PM NPR-Religion

Pope Francis Defrocks 2 Chilean Priests In Deepening Sex Abuse Scandal
The two high-ranking retired clerics, Archbishop Francisco Jos Cox Huneeus and Bishop Marco Antonio rdenes Fernndez, were expelled from the priesthood due to alleged "manifest abuse of minors.
Oct 13 3:20PM NPR-Religion

After Cardinal's Resignation, Parishioner Shares His Struggle With Catholic Church
Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been accused of covering up sex abuse scandals during his tenure in Pittsburgh. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a Catholic who still believes in God but questions the church.
Oct 13 12:05PM NPR-Religion

Washington Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl Resigns Amid Pressure
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about Cardinal Donald Wuerl's resignation and Shapiro's plea for lifting the statute of limitations for sexual abuse crimes.
Oct 12 9:07PM NPR-Religion

Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., stood accused of being complicit in covering up years of sexual abuse by priests.
Oct 12 1:13PM NPR-Religion

Pope Accepts Resignation Of D.C. Archbishop Donald Wuerl Amid Sex Abuse Crisis
Two months ago, a Pennsylvania grand jury detailed how Wuerl learned of credible abuse allegations against priests under his supervision and still gave the men new parish assignments.
Oct 12 11:00AM NPR-Religion

News Brief: Hurricane Michael, Kentucky House Race, New Saint
Post Michael, what does Mexico Beach, Fla., look like now? As midterms draw near, we examine Kentucky's 6th congressional district. Sunday, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint.
Oct 12 9:00AM NPR-Religion

A 'Voice For The Voiceless': Sainthood For El Salvador's Archbishop scar Romero
Romero was an outspoken champion of the poor who pleaded for social justice during a time of widespread violence. On Sunday, Romero will be canonized as a saint at the Vatican.
Oct 12 8:58AM NPR-Religion

To Help Immigrants Feel Safer Around Police, Some Churches Start Issuing IDs
No one in our city should live in fear," said Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. The Catholic archdiocese program is modeled on one in Dallas, which aims to alleviate immigrants' fears of police stops.
Oct 11 8:12PM NPR-Religion

Vatican's Meeting Of Bishops Is Overshadowed By Abuse Allegations
As the Catholic Church deals with new sex-abuse revelations, the pope opened a three-week gathering of bishops in Rome Saturday on how to make the Church relevant for young people.
Oct 8 11:25AM NPR-Religion

False Calm' Acts As A Record Of Real Life In Patagonia
Argentine writer Mara Sonia Cristoff wants to be honest: She won't shape her subjects' narratives or take control another person's story. This is both the book's great strength and great weakness.
Oct 8 11:01AM NPR-Religion

Faith Groups Get Out The Vote For The Midterm Elections
President Trump has asked his evangelical supporters to help stop Democrats from taking control of Congress, but religious progressives are also getting people to the polls.
Oct 8 9:00AM NPR-Religion

Indonesians Attend Mass After Earthquake Kills More Than 1,700
The death toll continues to climb in Indonesia after an earthquake and tsunami struck nine days ago. Some people in the hardest-hit area went to church for Sunday services.
Oct 7 9:05PM NPR-Religion

Brett Kavanaugh's Church Community Reacts
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Washington Post reporter Michelle Boorstein about her reporting on how Brett Kavanaugh's church is dealing with the controversy around his Supreme Court appointment.
Oct 7 9:05PM NPR-Religion

Pope Francis' Popularity Falls Sharply Among U.S. Catholics
Six of 10 U.S. Catholics say Pope Francis is doing only a "fair" or even a "poor" job handling the clergy abuse crisis.
Oct 2 10:14PM NPR-Religion

Pope Francis Defrocks Priest Fernando Karadima, A Notorious Abuser In Chile
Karadima has been the face of the church's sex abuse scandal in Chile. In 2011, a Vatican tribunal found him guilty of sexually abusing dozens of minors.
Sep 28 2:46PM NPR-Religion

Wyoming Reopens Dormant Clergy Sex Abuse Case
The Catholic bishop in Cheyenne, Wyo. urged police to re-open an old clergy sex abuse investigation he says was flawed. The state has no statute of limitations for felony child sexual abuse.
Sep 27 9:03AM NPR-Religion

Pope Francis Urges Catholics To Trust Historic Agreement With China
The statement on the appointment of bishops in China has sparked confusion and criticism among some Catholics. The pope reassured them that functionaries won't be named to deal with religious issues.
Sep 26 10:35PM NPR-Religion