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Pope John Paul II
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 05, 2019
Lawsuit: McCarrick victim told pope of sex abuse in 1988
A man claims in a lawsuit filed under a recently enacted New Jersey law that he told Pope John Paul II in 1988 about being ...
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 26, 2019
Pope wants to officialize immorality of nuke arms possession
Pope Francis is planning to change official Catholic Church teaching to declare the use and possession of atomic weapons as ...
November 24, 2019
Pope in Hiroshima: Use and possession of atom bomb ‘immoral’
Pope Francis traveled to Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Sunday to demand that world powers renounce their nuclear arsenals, ...
November 22, 2019
Pope urges Thais young and old to practice faith with joy
Pope Francis ministered to Thailand’s tiny Catholic community Friday, urging Thais young and old to practice their faith with ...
November 21, 2019
Pope Francis calls for action to safeguard women, children
Pope Francis called for migrants to be welcomed and for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and ...
November 20, 2019
Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority
Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, beginning a mission to boost the morale ...
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 ...
October 27, 2019
After bishops call for married priests, pope urges new ways
On the heels of a landmark call by Amazon region bishops for married men to become priests, Pope Francis on Sunday exhorted ...
September 13, 2019
Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November
Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November for a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear ...
September 10, 2019
Pope says US critics use 'rigid' ideology' to mask failings
Pope Francis said Tuesday he wasn't afraid of a U.S. Catholic Church schism led by his conservative critics, but sees a ...
September 04, 2019
Pope makes strategic visit to Mozambique after peace deal
Pope Francis opened a three-nation pilgrimage to southern Africa on Wednesday with a strategic visit to Mozambique, just ...
September 04, 2019
Pope on critics: It's 'an honor if the Americans attack me'
Pope Francis acknowledged his growing opposition within the conservative right-wing of the U.S. Catholic Church and said in ...
September 03, 2019
Climate, post-conflict peace on pope's Africa agenda
Pope Francis heads this week to the southern African nations of Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, visiting some of the ...
August 22, 2019
Italian populist mixes religious symbols with his politics
Matteo Salvini slipped the rosary out of his pocket right before Premier Giuseppe Conte began his speech to Parliament.
July 26, 2019
Cardinal Ortega, former archbishop of Havana, dies at 82
Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, a sugar worker's son who oversaw the first papal visit to Cuba, helped lower barriers ...
July 21, 2019
Vatican college space holds bones of dozens, expert says
A genetics expert retained by the family of a girl who went missing in 1983 said Saturday that a cavernous underground space ...
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