(RNS) — Spirituality frequently uses the language of battle, so it is not surprising that Pope Francis promotes the Christian equivalent of a spiritual jihad. Many in the West think jihad only means warfare, whereas it can also mean the struggle...
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Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis on March 13, 2013. He is the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first non-European pope in more than a millennium. Find reporting and commentary on Pope Francis here, along with continuing coverage at the Vatican in the wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation in February 2013.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Francis urged governments to honor their Paris commitments and said institutions like the IMF and World Bank had important roles to play in encouraging reforms promoting sustainable development.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for migrants and those who care for them in St. Peter's Basilica, calling attention to their plight as the U.S. and other countries increasingly close their doors, ports and borders to them.
(AP) — Pope Francis has taken measures to address a spiraling sex abuse scandal in Chile, but he hasn’t moved on a problem closer to home: Vatican City itself does not have policies to protect children from pedophile priests or require suspected...
(RNS) — The truly bad news of the scandal, of course, has been the horrible abuse of children and the negative effects of the abuse will be with them for the rest of their lives. The good news is that perpetrators have been caught and exposed...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday gave the church 14 new cardinals, exhorting them to resist temptations toward vanity and to stay on mission, which he specified means serving the needy instead of their own interests.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignations of two more Chilean bishops, the latest fallout from a sex abuse scandal whose scope and gravity were initially underestimated by the pontiff.
(RNS) — The American Roman Catholic bishops led last week in calling for an end to a policy that separates immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border. But while the bishops have been quick to give the president guidance, they...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.
(RNS) — The spring meeting of Catholic bishops made headlines with their stern critique of the Trump administration's immigration policies, a political splash for a group that has struggled to remain relevant in the Trump era.
ROME (RNS) – Disagreements between Catholic bishops in Germany about plans to give Communion to Protestants have spilled out into the wider Roman Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Monday of the bishop at the center of Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal and two others.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — "Civilization requires energy, but energy must not destroy civilization," he implored.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The church appeared to open the door to making official some ministries that women in remote parts of Latin America already perform, including celebrating baptisms.
(RNS) — Our modern culture breeds anxiety, negativity, says Francis, while asking us to content ourselves with consumerism and ersatz spirituality. Love for God and neighbor is the way to fight back.