Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope's native Argentina

Argentina's Senate passed a law legalizing elective abortion early Dec. 30 after a marathon 12-hour session, a victory for the women's movement that has been fighting for the right for decades.

Argentina's lower house approves bill legalizing abortion

President Alberto Fernández had proposed the bill in response to long-sought demands from women's rights activists in the homeland of Pope Francis.

Priests guilty of abusing deaf children at Argentine school

Two priests were found guilty on Monday of sexually abusing deaf children at a Catholic-run school in Argentina, a case that has shaken the church in Pope Francis's homeland.

Verdict nears for priests accused of abuse in Argentina

Pope Francis' homeland faces a complicated week of reckoning with the sex abuse scandal that has plagued the Roman Catholic church.