ROME (RNS) “The fact that he appeals for charity, for welcoming others, foreigners, does not shock me,” Le Pen said. “But charity should only be personal.”
ROME (RNS) The 12 inmates who took part included a Muslim who is expected to be baptized as a Catholic in June, three women and two men serving life terms.
ROME (RNS) The congregation reportedly shouted “Shame, shame!” at the Rev. Edward Pushparaj when he said the pontiff had only been “bad” for the Catholic Church. The priest has been placed on leave.
ROME (RNS) Since he became pope four years ago, Francis has made it a personal priority to provide them with showers, housing, medical care and other services to help restore their dignity.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) While noting the statistics presented a 'mixed picture,' the Vatican reiterated 'the positive trend' of Catholic growth, especially in the African continent.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The deadly attack occurred as 70 donor countries were meeting in Brussels at a conference hosted by the European Union to support Syria as the conflict enters its seventh year.
ROME (RNS) Researchers say the absence of headstones was a result of decrees issued by Pope Urban VIII, who ruled in 1625 that Jews be buried in unmarked graves and ordered headstones to be removed from existing graves.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pontiff spoke as talks on a proposed global nuclear arms ban at the United Nations seem doomed to fail with the U.S., France, Britain and South Korea among nearly 40 countries boycotting the talks.
ROME (RNS) But a commission statement vowed that victims of clerical abuse should have a voice in the future.
ROME (RNS) Despite turmoil on the commission he created to deal with sex abuse in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is committed “to rooting out the scourge,” Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The work of the Renaissance master Raphael, which fills the Sistine Chapel and pope’s palace, is for the first time celebrated on screen in a 3D film co-produced by the Vatican Museums.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis let out good-humored guffaws a split second later, when he realized what had happened.
(RNS) One describes the upcoming meeting as a 'defeat for Jewish-Christian dialogue.'
VATICAN CITY (RNS) 'One cannot grow without crises: in human life, the same thing happens,' the pope said.
ROME (RNS) The accusations have sent shock waves all the way to the Vatican and challenged the high standards that Pope Francis has demanded of clergy.