VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis met with US Vice President Mike Pence for an hour-long conversation at the Vatican on Friday, as President Donald Trump attends the yearly March for Life in Washington D.C.
(RNS) — The president's appearance at this year's March for Life is the kickoff to an expected ‘Catholics for Trump’ campaign that will focus on abortion over immigration, climate change and inequality.
The team is trying to block the release of emails allegedly showing its executives 'softening' the impact of the local Roman Catholic archdiocese's burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.
(AP) — Nelson Perez will succeed Charles Chaput as leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Vatican announced Thursday, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region's 1.3 million-member flock.
KELLER, Texas (RNS) — 'Pain is a part of the growth,' said the black pastor of a multiethnic Southern Baptist church in Utah.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Abrahamic Faiths Initiative group united 25 religious leaders representing Christian, Muslim and Jewish faithful to discuss practical ways of promoting peace and fraternity at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome this week.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Francis has called for women to be given greater decision-making roles in the Vatican often reserved for priests, bishops or cardinals.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The former pope asked to be dropped as co-author of a book, due out in February that appears to disagree with Francis on priestly celibacy, according to an aide.
(RNS) — Although technically Benedict lost his papal authority when he resigned, his new book on priestly celibacy shows how he still flexes his authority.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In a new book he co-authored, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI defends clerical celibacy at a time when Pope Francis is considering allowing more married men to become Catholic priests.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis laid out his international agenda for the new year by addressing mounting concerns about the situation in Iran, the impact of climate change in Australia and the necessary steps to ensure peace.
(RNS) — The story of the three kings, like the film of the two popes, is not factual, but it still teaches us deep truths.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — This week, Pope Francis apologized for slapping a woman who had grabbed his arm on New Year's Eve. The 83-year old pontiff said he had set a bad example. He's not the first pope to be involved with a controversial slap.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — 'So many times we lose patience. Me, too,' said Francis.
(RNS) — 'Scripture is clear,' writes the former vice president. 'It’s not enough to just wish the world were better — it’s our duty to make it so.'