BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina became the first Latin American nation to legalize gay marriage Thursday, granting same-sex couples all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexuals.
SANTIAGO, Chile - The Roman Catholic Church is petitioning Chile's government for prisoner pardons that would include people responsible for crimes against humanity, angering rights activists and some conservatives.
SANTIAGO, Chile - A local church investigation of pedophelia complaints against a prominent Chilean priest has been delivered to the Vatican for further action.
SANTIAGO, Chile - A top Roman Catholic official in Chile has acknowledged that he suspended an investigation into alleged abuses by a priest because he was looking for more evidence.
SANTIAGO, Chile - The Vatican's second-highest authority says the sex scandals haunting the Catholic Church are linked to homosexuality rather than celibacy vows among priests.