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) — Concern about the growing tensions between the United States and Iran has been bubbling within the Vatican, as Pope Francis and high-ranking prelates urge global leaders to seek peace.
(RNS) — Gifts that Theodore McCarrick made to Vatican officials raise questions about whether the donations were buying access or protection.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — 'So many times we lose patience. Me, too,' said Francis.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia's refusal to insist on the uniform application of church law reflects the approach to complex issues that has taken hold under Francis.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'This is a tremendous step forward in transparency' and for the rights of victims and the accused, said a veteran canon lawyer.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — This year’s Christmas display incorporates fallen trees collected from more than 100,000 acres of land ravaged by a severe storm that hit northern Italy last year.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As a young man, Pope Francis says, he hoped to one day become a missionary in the island nation of Japan, inspired by the Jesuit missionaries who first brought Catholicism there.
(RNS) — The Vatican criticized ‘recent decisions’ it says undermine the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the U.S. no longer sees Israeli settlements on occupied territory as illegal.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — A coalition of big-tech companies and interreligious institutions meeting at the Vatican Nov. 14-25 seeks to create a safe environment for children on the internet through cooperation and concrete actions.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Only a few days after the United States officially gave notice of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Pope Francis took the opportunity to praise a gathering of environmental regulators meeting in Rome this week.
(RNS) — The bishops, under the leadership of Pope Francis, have once again found their prophetic voice, at least in the Amazon.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As word spread that the final document of the Amazon synod will include recommendations about the ordination of women to the diaconate, bishops involved in the synod have taken a stand asking for more female participation and leadership in the Catholic Church.