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Ex-Brazilian leader da Silva meets the pope, gets blessing

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met Thursday with Pope Francis at the Vatican, received a papal blessing...

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon,...

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis declined Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon,...

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis declined Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men to address the priest shortage in the Amazon, sidestepping...

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks - killing by one...

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks - killing by one...

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometers) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks - killing by one...

Preservation or development? Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads

TRAIRAO, Brazil (AP) - Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt...

Brazil says indigenous forest guard killed in Amazon ambush

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Illegal loggers ambushed a group of indigenous forest guards in Brazil's Amazon, killing one and injuring another, authorities said...

Pope’s Amazon synod proposes married priests, female leaders

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Catholic bishops from across the Amazon called Saturday for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy...