VATICAN CITY (RNS) Mueller is one of several conservative cardinals who openly questioned the pope's position on divorced and remarried Catholics.
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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) At a media conference Thursday (June 29), Pell said he would take leave to defend himself and intended to return to his senior post once the court case was completed.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Mauro Inzoli was found guilty last year by an Italian court of eight counts of sexual abuse of children aged 12 to 16.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) But what's a pope to do with a golden football helmet?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Nigel Biggar came under criticism over his apparent support for abortion up to 18 weeks into pregnancy.
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) The pope has ruled out the ordination of women as priests, but he may endorse women deacons.
(RNS) While Francis has upheld church opposition to abortion, his choice of board members may reflect a desire for a less combative tone on the issue.
ROME (RNS) The LDS church has an estimated 26,000 members in Italy; its members are young and they're growing.
ROME (RNS) The catacombs are a reminder of the importance of Domitilla as a Christian burial site.
ROME (RNS) The thief entered the church, named after the 19th century saint in Castelnuovo, near Turin, on June 2, and left with a glass case containing the relic.
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.
ROME (RNS) At a time when vocations to Catholic religious orders are falling, the nuns see their new approach as a means to promote their work and attract newcomers.
(RNS) 'The observatory exists to show the world that the Catholic Church supports science,' says Brother Guy Consolmagno, an astronomer from Detroit who is also the observatory’s director.