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Pope Benedict XVI
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 13, 2020
Trial delayed for French priest accused of abusing 75 boys
A former French priest accused of sexually abusing around 75 Boy Scouts went on trial Monday, but the proceedings were ...
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
Review: In Malick's 'A Hidden Life,' a hymn of defiance
Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life” resides above the clouds in a small Alpine hamlet. Franz Jägerstätter lives there, in ...
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 06, 2019
House Speaker Pelosi rebukes reporter: 'Don't mess with me'
Finger pointing and voice hoarse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday delivered a broadside to a reporter that might well ...
November 26, 2019
Review: In ‘The Two Popes,’ a buddy movie in vestments
Believers of all religions can agree on one thing: the Vatican is an unlikely place for a bromance. The novelty of Fernando ...
November 18, 2019
Cypriot president says Pope Francis to visit island in 2020
Cyprus’ president says Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to visit the east Mediterranean island nation next year.
November 12, 2019
LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops
Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after ...
October 14, 2019
Pope's bodyguard resigns over new financial leaks scandal
The Vatican's latest scandal claimed its first victim Monday as Pope Francis' chief bodyguard resigned over the leak of a ...
October 05, 2019
Pope urges compassion in making 13 cardinals in his likeness
Pope Francis added 13 new cardinals to the top of the Catholic hierarchy on Saturday, telling them they must show God's ...
October 03, 2019
Pope names anti-Mafia prosecutor to court as scandal swirls
Pope Francis on Thursday named one of Italy’s leading anti-Mafia prosecutors as president of the Vatican’s criminal tribunal, ...
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 06, 2019
Pope denounces danger of corruption in Mozambique Mass
Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Mozambique on Friday by consoling HIV-infected mothers and children and denouncing the ...
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 ...
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 26, 2019
Vatican: Retired Benedict XVI makes day-trip to Roman hills
Benedict XVI, the 92-year-old former pontiff, has made an unscheduled day trip to the Alban hills near Rome. The Vatican on ...
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