Pope Marks Second Pandemic Easter In Deserted St. Peter's SquareFor the Vatican, it was another empty Easter after Italy returned to a lockdown amid rising coronavirus cases in Europe.
Catholic Church Again Says It Cannot Give A Blessing To Same Sex Marriage, LGBTQ Advocate Says 'They're Just Out Of Step'The Vatican sent a clear, but still controversial, message to the world Monday.
Pope Francis Offers Guidance For A Better Future In New Book: 'Let Us Dream'The following excerpt from “Let Us Dream” (available now) features reflections from Pope Francis on the toll the pandemic has taken on the elderly and ways we can all better serve these beloved members of our families and communities.
Pope Francis Vows To End Sexual Abuse In Catholic Church After Release Of Theodore McCarrick ReportMcCarrick was Bishop of Metuchen, Archbishop of Newark and Cardinal of Washington, D.C., until he was defrocked.
Vatican Report Exposes Failures That Allowed Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick To Rise Through The Ranks Despite Sexual Abuse AllegationsIt's a scandal that has shaken the faith of many Catholics.
Pope Francis Names Archbishop Wilton Gregory First Black American BishopIt's an historic appointment for the U.S. Catholic Church.
Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions: 'Homosexual People Have The Right To Be In A Family'The pontiff is quoted as saying, "Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God."
5 Years Later: Cardinal Dolan Looks Back On Pope Francis' Historic Visit To New York CityThe Holy Father spent a whirlwind 40 hours in the Big Apple in September 2015.
Coronavirus Update: Pope Francis Sends Message Of 'Love And Concern' For New YorkersCardinal Timothy Dolan says he received a phone call from the pope Tuesday afternoon.
Catholic Bishops Vote To Let Some Priests Marry, But Final Decision Up To Pope FrancisThe proposal, which must be approved by Pope Francis, would be a historic change to the church's centuries-old tradition of unmarried priests.
Shortage Of Clergy In Amazon Prompts Urgent Debate On Celibacy Rules, Married PriestsThis weekend, Catholic leaders will vote on whether married men in remote areas of the Amazon should be allowed to be ordained as priests.
Pope Francis Calls Summit On Church Sex Abuse CrisisA landmark summit on preventing sex abuse by clergy in the Catholic Church is underway with 190 religious leaders at the Vatican.
Pope Defrocks Former Newark Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, 88-Year-Old Removed From PriesthoodPope Francis has stripped former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his rights to priesthood after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors
Pope Francis Delivers Christmas Message And Blessing At The VaticanThe pontiff urged Christians to focus on the message of simplicity, charity and love.
Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation As Washington ArchbishopPope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington, D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sex abuse and cover-up scandals.