ROME (RNS) – Disagreements between Catholic bishops in Germany about plans to give Communion to Protestants have spilled out into the wider Roman Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — And Francis agrees with his critics who say that a pope can be wrong.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The 81-year-old pontiff’s appeals on behalf of the downtrodden are being overshadowed by the way he is dealing with victims of clerical sexual abuse.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The message reflected the pope's growing concern about the dangers of misinformation on the internet that he said exploits people’s 'anxiety, contempt, anger and frustration.'
DHAKA, Bangladesh (RNS) — Bangladesh is the second and final leg of one of the most politically fraught trips of Francis' papacy, where his outspoken concern for refugees has been tempered by sensitivities on the ground.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In calling capital punishment 'inadmissible,' Pope Francis is reshaping what it means for Catholics to be 'pro-life,' stressing that it means protecting life from womb to natural death.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'Our attitude and behaviour towards creation obscures our calling as God’s co-operators,' wrote Pope Francis and Orthodox Christian leader Patriarch Bartholomew.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — It’s not every day that Pope Francis chooses to invoke the full weight of his office. But when it comes to the furious internal rows over Catholic worship, he’s decided enough is enough.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Given major disagreements between Pope Francis and President Trump, the ambassador can only benefit from being able to pick up the phone and talk to her husband's close ally. (ANALYSIS)
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Underneath the pope’s compassion is a steely side, which he’s particularly ready to use when it comes to priests, bishops or cardinals he feels are undermining the church’s mission.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) By next month he will have made cardinals in 13 countries who’ve never had them before, including places such as the Pacific island of Tonga, Haiti, and Myanmar.
ROME (RNS) During his brief visit to Egypt, Pope Francis showed his preference for engaging Islam to defuse religiously inspired violence. But will his approach work any better than that of his predecessor?
CAIRO (RNS) 'The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity,' the pontiff told his embattled minority flock at a Mass before returning to Rome.
CAIRO (RNS) "'No!' to every form of violence, vengeance, and hatred carried out in the name of God,” the pontiff told top Sunni authorities at the start of a momentous two-day trip.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff's visit this weekend is brief but rich with references to pivotal — and bloody — episodes from history that continue to loom today.