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Pope Benedict XVI
October 14, 2017
The Latest: Vatican court convicts ex-hospital president
The Latest on the Vatican's trial over diverted hospital donations (all times local): 2:35 p.m. A Vatican court has convicted ...
October 05, 2017
Pope denounces technologies that help people change gender
Pope Francis denounced Thursday how new technologies are making it easier for people to change their genders, saying this ...
September 14, 2017
Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary _ without pope
Fans of the old Latin Mass descended on Rome on Thursday for their annual pilgrimage, facing indifference to their cause, if ...
September 01, 2017
Efforts to mend China-Vatican rift seem stalled over bishops
The Vatican's efforts to heal a decades-long rift with China appear to have stalled, with each side still unwilling to accept ...
August 21, 2017
The Latest: Las Ramblas barriers idea considered inefficient
The Latest on the two vehicle attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils (all times local): 7:45 a.m.
August 05, 2017
Italian cardinal, seen as 2005 papal candidate, dies at 83
Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, a retired Milan archbishop who was once seen as a strong bet to become pontiff, has died. He was ...
July 18, 2017
Report: Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school
At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys' choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and ...
July 18, 2017
Vatican trial dawns for alleged misuse of hospital donations
Other than St. Peter's Basilica, there is hardly better real estate in Vatican City than the sprawling penthouse apartment ...
July 14, 2017
Room with a view: 2 ex- Vatican hospital officials charged
The scandal was remarkable even by Vatican standards: The president of the "pope's hospital" for sick children had taken ...
July 06, 2017
Pope John Paul II's longtime spokesman dies at age 80
Joaquin Navarro-Valls, a suave, silver-haired Spaniard who was a close confidant of Pope John Paul II, serving for more than ...
July 05, 2017
Joachim Meisner, retired Cologne archbishop, dies at 83
Joachim Meisner, the former archbishop of Cologne and a prominent conservative voice in the German church, died Wednesday, ...
June 28, 2017
Pope gives prestigious red hats to 5 new cardinals
Pope Francis gave the Catholic church five new cardinals Wednesday, somberly instructing them to act as servants and not ...
June 17, 2017
Vatican defends membership for theologian over abortion flap
The head of the Vatican's bioethics panel is defending the decision to name as a member an Anglican moral theologian who has ...
June 13, 2017
Pope names bioethics advisers in closely watched appointment
Pope Francis has selected the members of his bioethics advisory board, a closely watched appointment because the commission ...
June 11, 2017
Pope to Nigerian priests: you'll be fired if you don't obey
Pope Francis has laid down an ultimatum to defiant Nigerian priests: lose your job if you don't obey me and your bishop.
May 25, 2017
Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next
To cover up or not to cover up? Melania Trump wore a veil to the Vatican on Wednesday to meet the pope, but no head covering ...
May 19, 2017
Pope strikes again with cold-call visits to bless homes
The cold-call pope has struck again, with Pope Francis surprising a dozen families with an afternoon visit to their homes to ...
May 13, 2017
Pope nixes Medjugorje visions but says shrine has benefits
Pope Francis has effectively dismissed reports of continuing apparitions of the Virgin Mary at the Medjugorje shrine in ...
May 11, 2017
How are saints made? A primer on miracles, martyrs, virtues
Lengthy historic investigations. Decrees of "heroic virtues." Miraculous cures. The Vatican's complicated saint-making ...
May 10, 2017
Fatima mystery blends visions, miracles and supernatural
When Pope Francis travels to the Portuguese town of Fatima this weekend, he will be lending his blessing to a religious ...