Josephine McKenna has more than 30 years' experience in print, broadcast and interactive media. Based in Rome since 2007, she covered the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and election of Pope Francis and canonizations of their predecessors. Now she covers all things Vatican for RNS.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The allegations against one of his closest advisers and the architect of his economic and administrative reforms is not only embarrassing for Pope Francis but brings the church abuse scandal to his door.
ROME (RNS) Inspired by Pope Francis' 2015 "Laudato Si'" encyclical, clergy from Catholic, Protestant Jewish, Buddhist and other faiths joined indigenous leaders from Brazil, Peru, Indonesia, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to call for urgent action to protect the forests.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) At their historic meeting last week, the pope gave Trump a copy of his 2015 encyclical, which warns of the grave consequences caused by climate change, and the president promised to read it.