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January 15, 2020
Pope names 1st woman manager in Vatican Secretariat of State
Pope Francis has tapped an Italian lawyer to be the first woman to hold a management position in the Vatican’s most important ...
January 14, 2020
Retired pope distances himself from book on priest celibacy
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI distanced himself Tuesday from a book on priestly celibacy and asked to be removed as its ...
January 13, 2020
Vatican tamps down clamor over Benedict's new celibacy book
The Vatican on Monday sought to downplay the decision by retired Pope Benedict XVI to reaffirm the “necessity” of a celibate ...
January 09, 2020
Pope warns of risks from US-Iran tensions in policy speech
Pope Francis warned Thursday that increasing tensions between the U.S. and Iran are setting the stage for a broader conflict ...
January 03, 2020
Pope: Governments must ensure all have access to health care
Pope Francis called on governments Friday to ensure everyone has access to suitable health care. In an annual papal message ...
January 01, 2020
Pope: Sorry I lost patience with hand-shaker who yanked me
Pope Francis has apologized for hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him toward her. In his new ...
January 01, 2020
Pope Francis equates violence against women to profaning God
Pope Francis is pinning much of his hopes for a more peaceful world in the new year on women, saying violence against them ...
December 25, 2019
Pope offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message
Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large ...
December 21, 2019
Pope denounces 'rigidity' as he warns of Christian decline
Pope Francis warned Saturday that "rigidity" in living out the Christian faith is creating a "minefield" of hatred and ...
December 20, 2019
Vatican office lifts veil, revealing vast caseload of abuse
The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around ...
December 13, 2019
Pope honors spiritual father on 50th anniversary as a priest
Pope Francis was to mark his 50th anniversary as a priest Friday by paying homage to his spiritual father, a fellow Argentine ...
December 12, 2019
Pope presses anti-nuke, environment call in peace message
Pope Francis is pressing his anti-nuke campaign in his annual peace message, saying the fear of nuclear annihilation embodied ...
December 08, 2019
Pope names Manila Cardinal Tagle to major Vatican post
Pope Francis has named Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to a major Vatican post, in a move that could boost the Asian ...
December 02, 2019
Pope sends aide to Greek island to bring back 33 migrants
The Vatican says Pope Francis has dispatched a close aide to the Greek island of Lesbos to bring back 33 asylum-seekers to ...
December 01, 2019
Joyous Congolese dances, songs enliven St. Peter’s Basilica
Congolese dancing and singing enlivened St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, as Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for ...
November 28, 2019
Pope taps former Bank of Italy exec to head watchdog agency
Pope Francis has tapped a Bank of Italy executive to take over the Vatican’s financial intelligence unit following a scandal ...
November 20, 2019
Pope heading to Thailand to encourage Catholic minority
Pope Francis is heading to Thailand to encourage members of a minority Catholic community in a Buddhist nation and highlight ...
November 19, 2019
Vatican watchdog agency loses member over police raid
A board member of the Vatican’s financial watchdog is resigning in the wake of a Vatican police raid that resulted in the ...
November 17, 2019
Pope decries that ‘greed of a few’ worsens poverty of others
Pope Francis on Sunday decried that the “greed of a few” wealthy people is compounding the plight of the poor before sharing ...
November 16, 2019
Pope urges ‘prudent’ choices as hospital weathers new storm
Pope Francis has urged the Vatican’s pediatric hospital to make “prudent” choices as it expands to welcome more patients.
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