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Pilgrims wait for Pope Francis to celebrate Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Pope in Chile to say Mass on contested land used for torturePope Francis is in the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples to celebrate Mass on contested land that was also used as a detention and torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Pope Francis arrives on his pope-mobile to celebrate Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Argentines try to understand why the pope won't return homePope Francis has zigzagged across Latin America, doing everything from visiting the poor in several slums to rubbing elbows with several presidents _ but never returned to his native Argentina in his five years as pontiff
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Jan. 2, 2018 photo, immigration activist Nora Sandigo, center, talks with Yamilet Salmeron, 11, left, and Britzayda Ramirez, 4, at her home in Miami, FL. At least once a week, Sandigo, a 52-year-old mother of two daughters, drives south to the city of Homestead and drops off donated clothing and food for some of them, mostly people from Mexico and Central America who work on nearby farms. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
'Mama warrior' in Miami aids children of deported migrantsA determined "mama warrior" in South Florida is helping immigrants with a legal tool that lets her act on behalf of children whose parents are detained or deported
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Puerto Rico embraces 'broken windows' policing amid killingsFederal and local authorities in Puerto Rico say they will implement a "broken windows" policing campaign to fight a surge in killings this month across the U.S. territory
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pope Francis meets with Bishops at the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/Pool via AP)
Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in ChilePope Francis has met with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pope Francis delivers a speech as he meets with Bishops at the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/Pool via AP)
The Latest: Pope meets with Chileans abused by priestsThe Latest: Pope Francis has met with a small group of Chilean victims of sex abuse by priests
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Vatican spokesman says Pope Francis meets with victims of sex abuse by priests in ChileVatican spokesman says Pope Francis meets with victims of sex abuse by priests in Chile
The Associated Press12 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Pope draws crowd to Chile Mass, also protestsAP PHOTOS: A smiling Pope Francis drew a big crowd at an outdoor Mass in the Chilean capital on the first full day of a six-day visit to Chile and Peru _ he also attracted protests by groups unhappy with the Catholic Church
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa leaves leftist ruling partyFormer Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is leaving the political party that helped cement his rise to power in the latest squabble with the man he chose to succeed him and continue his "Citizens' Revolution."
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Members of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Intelligence Service arrive to the Junquito highway during an operation to capture Oscar Perez, according to officials, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Venezuelan special forces exchanged gunfire Monday with the rebellious police officer who has been on the run since leading a high-profile attack in Caracas last year, officials said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootoutOfficials in Venezuela confirm that a rebellious police officer who led a dramatic attack in Caracas last year was among seven killed in a violent shootout with security forces
The Associated Press17 hours ago
7 dead in Colombia military helicopter crashSeven people have been confirmed dead in a military helicopter crash in northern Colombia
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Venezuelan authorities confirm rebellious police officer killed in confrontation with troopsVenezuelan authorities confirm rebellious police officer killed in confrontation with troops
The Associated Press19 hours ago
In this picture made available Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, Pope Francis is welcomed by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, right, upon his arrival at the international airport in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: 3 churches firebombed in Chile during pope visitThree churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis' visit to the Andean nation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pope begs forgiveness from Chileans for 'irreparable damage' done to children who have been sexually abused by priests.Pope begs forgiveness from Chileans for 'irreparable damage' done to children who have been sexually abused by priests.
The Associated Press1 day ago
A member of the movement Laicos de Osorno holds a banner reads in Spanish 'Another church is possible, democratizing it' durong a demonstration against the Rev. Fernando Karadima, and his protege Juan Barros, bishop of Osorno, in front of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2018. Chile's church has yet to recover its credibility following the scandal over Karadima, Chile's most notorious pedophile priest. Protests are expected to greet Pope Francis during his visit to Chile, which begins Monday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
AP Explains: Catholic Church in Chile weakened by scandalAP Explains: The Roman Catholic Church has been weakened in Chile by priest abuse scandal and its handling by Pope Francis
The Associated Press1 day ago
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