Daily Archives: September 2, 2018

Vatican, Russia, Spain: Your Monday News Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Developments in the Vatican scandal, a dispute over a “Hitler bell” and the question of Spain’s migrants. Here’s the latest: • Accusations against the pope took another turn. An archbishop who had accused the pope of covering up …

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Defending Pope Francis, Allies Help Make a Critic’s Case

ROME — Retaliating against a remarkable campaign from within the church to force the ouster of Pope Francis, the Vatican’s former spokesman issued a statement on Sunday night questioning the credibility of an archbishop who has accused Francis of covering up sexual misconduct. But in seeking to defend the pope …

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