Mayor Bill De Blasio Talks Migration With Pope Francis' Top AideDe Blasio met Monday with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, during his family trip to Italy.
Pope Francis On Gays: 'You Can't Marginalize These People'New Yorkers and people around the world were reacting Monday to what may have been the most memorable and attention-grabbing statement by Pope Francis since he became leader of the Roman Catholic Church in March.
Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For SainthoodPope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century's most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.
What’s In A Smoke Signal? Vatican Reveals Ingredients The Vatican has revealed what the smoke signals emerging from the Sistine Chapel chimney are made of after the stir caused by how much more distinct the black smoke in this conclave has been compared to the past.
U.S. Cardinals Nix Conclave Briefings Over Concerns Of LeaksNew York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan went ahead with his live radio show broadcast from Rome Wednesday despite officials cancelling daily briefings over worries that details of the secret proceedings were being leaked to the media.
Vatican Officials: Pope Benedict XVI Has PacemakerVatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said Benedict has had the pacemaker for years. He received the device before he became pope in 2005 to help regulate his heartbeat.