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
Vatican Issues New Rules For Relics In Saint-Making ProcessThe Vatican announced detailed new guidelines that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred and protected for eventual veneration.
Vatican Attempts To Clarify Pope Francis' Comments On Paris Terror AttackOn a flight to the Philippines, the pope took questions, and raised eyebrows.
Pope Francis Sets Warm Tone During Meeting With Members Of The PressPrior to meeting with the press Pope Francis prayed privately in the Vatican Gardens. He ended Saturday's audience with a blessing for journalists and their families.
Cardinals Hold Discussions In Advance Of Tuesday ConclaveRoman Catholic cardinals have voted to begin their conclave next Tuesday, leaving the weekend and Monday to chit-chat, schmooze, think and pray about the papal election.
Experts Weigh In On Implications Of Choosing Successor For Pope Benedict Moments after Pope Benedict's resignation took effect, the wheels of the church began to turn.
World Converges On Rome For Benedict XVI's Farewell To The PapacyAn ancient institution is being challenged by an uncertain situation -- the historic resignation of a pope, a man even his critics concede is blessed by a tremendous intellect.
Pope Benedict XVI Changes Conclave Rules, Allows Earlier StartPope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates.
Pope Benedict XVI Presides Over St. Peter's Square For The Last TimePope Benedict XVI presided over St. Peter’s Square for the last time Sunday, and Roman Catholics in New York and around the world are waiting to find out who will take his place.
New Yorkers React To Reports Of Vatican Sex Ring Scandal, Pope's ResignationMany New Yorkers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday – but not all – dismissed the reports that a scandal had a role in the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
Cardinal Dolan Says He's Focusing On The Responsibility Of Picking A New PopeAsh Wednesday is the day when many Christians begin a 40-day period in preparation for Easter. Cardinal Timothy Dolan is also preparing -- to travel to Rome, following the historic resignation of the pope.