Portugal abuse cases mount amid questions over Nobel bishop

Clergy sexual abuse cases are casting a pall over the Catholic Church in Portugal, ensnaring senior officials even as authorities scramble to explain why shelter was given to a Nobel Peace Prize-winning bishop at the center of sexual misconduct allegations.

Quake-hit Mexico church with iconic Virgin image gets rehab

Under a white tent on the street outside Our Lady of the Angels on a recent Sunday, Fr. Adrián Vázquez led parishioners seated in pews and plastic chairs in celebrating 10 a.m. Mass, flanked by piles of rubble from the sanctuary left there by a deadly earthquake nearly five years ago.

Gritty cult director Ferrara gets religion in 'Padre Pio'

Abel Ferrara, whose gritty New York exploitation films of the 1980s and 1990s delved into the soulless evils of drug addiction, corruption and sexual violence, pays homage to one of Italy's best-known and most revered saints in his newest film, "Padre Pio."

Climate protesters target the Vatican's Laocoon statue

Italian environmental activists with the group Last Generation glued their hands to the base of one of the Vatican Museums' most important ancient sculptures in a protest against climate change.