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October 03, 2015
Vatican fires gay priest on eve of synod
The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss ...
October 02, 2015
Vatican upends Davis affair with news of audience with gays
The Vatican turned the tables Friday on the pope's meeting with Kim Davis: Not only did it distance the pontiff from her ...
September 15, 2015
Pope to give 4 speeches in English in US, rest in Spanish
Pope Francis will deliver only four out of his 18 speeches in the U.S. in English, using his native Spanish for the vast ...
September 11, 2015
Vatican launches train service to Castel Gandolfo gardens
With a deafening whistle and a plume of smoke, an antique train departed from the Vatican rail station Friday to inaugurate ...
September 10, 2015
Pope to visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic
Pope Francis will make his first trip to Africa in November, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in a ...
September 07, 2015
Bono praises Europe's migrant turnabout
U2 frontman Bono is applauding Europe's turnabout in accepting refugees. In an interview with Turin daily La Stampa, Bono ...
September 07, 2015
Pope to release new annulment procedures Tuesday
Pope Francis on Tuesday will release new streamlined procedures for annulling marriages after he — and thousands of Catholics ...
August 28, 2015
Vatican gets embroiled in Italy's 'banned books' fray
The Vatican has gotten embroiled in a modern-day, secular version of the Index of Banned Books. The Holy See press office had ...
August 19, 2015
Pope: Unemployment causes grave harm to society, family
Pope Francis is denouncing a global labor market that is interested only in profit and warning that unemployment causes ...
August 10, 2015
Pope sets day aside to pray for the care of the environment
Pope Francis has taken a cue from Orthodox Christians and designated Sept. 1 as a day for Catholics to pray for the care of ...
August 09, 2015
Pope recalls horror of atomic bombs 70 years ago
Pope Francis says the detonation of atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago remains "a permanent warning to ...
August 08, 2015
Pope names new personal doctor
The pope has named a new personal doctor ahead of his trip to Cuba and the United States. The Vatican announced Saturday that ...
July 26, 2015
Pope signs himself up for World Youth Day using tablet
Pope Francis opened the registration period for next year's World Youth Day in Poland, using a tablet computer to sign ...
July 21, 2015
World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement'
Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral ...
July 21, 2015
The Latest: NYC mayor denounces EU over immigration
The latest developments at the Vatican's meeting of mayors on fighting climate change and human trafficking. All times local.
July 19, 2015
Italian heat wave: Pope hails courage of those braving heat
Rome's heat wave is dragging into its third week, so Pope Francis was especially appreciative of the tens of thousands of ...
July 11, 2015
Ex-prelate hospitalized ahead of trial on sex abuse, porn
A former papal diplomat charged with the sexual abuse of boys was hospitalized and put in intensive care ahead of the opening ...
June 28, 2015
Pope applauds ecology advocates in Rome from many religions
Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged people of different religions to work together in caring for the Earth, which he called our ...
June 16, 2015
Whodunit playing out as Vatican reels from encyclical leak
There's something of a whodunit going on in the Vatican to discover who leaked Pope Francis' environment encyclical to an ...
June 15, 2015
Vatican indicts ex-ambassador to Dominican Republic
The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been indicted on charges he sexually abused young boys in the ...