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.
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?
(RNS) Seven in 10 Americans view Francis favorably.
(RNS) So it turns out Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was a real catch before he decided to become a priest. What revelations about the passions of popes say about the papacy.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) The book, to be published in September, marks the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis honored Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the 65th anniversary of the retired pope's ordination -- an appearance that tamped down the 'two popes' debate.
(RNS) Controversy over the so-called Third Secret of Fatima has erupted – yet again. But the real intrigue may lie in new claims that Benedict XVI is still a pope, if not THE pope.
(RNS) Benedict's older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, directed the famous choir when most of the abuse allegedly occurred.
ROME (RNS) Rejecting claims that Pope Francis is a theological lightweight, Cardinal Walter Kasper describes Francis as a theologian in his own right whose pastoral approach is setting Catholicism on a new course.
(RNS) In San Francisco, the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi is attracting attention after the new pope's decision to take the 13th-century saint as his namesake.