Pope Calls Unprecedented Meeting Of Top Officials Over Sexual Abuse Pope Francis has summoned top Catholic officials to discuss the escalating sexual abuse scandal that has plagued the church.
Latest Church Scandal Report Documents Sexual Abuse By Catholic PriestsThe investigation of six of Pennsylvania's eight dioceses is the most extensive investigation of Catholic clergy abuse by any state.
Vatican Shifts Stance On Death Penalty A major change to the Catholic Church's teaching on the death penalty was announced by the Vatican on Thursday.
Vatican Shuts Off Historical Fountains Amid Italy Drought In Italy the lack of rain has caused a serious drought across the country. Now the Vatican is leading efforts to preserve water.
Top Vatican Cardinal Charged With Sexual AssaultA top Vatican official and the Pope's chief financial advisor is taking a leave of absence after Australia police charged him with multiple counts of 'historical' sexual assault.
Sex Abuse Survivor On Vatican Panel Quits Over "Resistance"The Vatican is facing new fallout over the clergy sex abuse scandal.
Pope Francis Allows Priests To Absolve "Grave Sin" Of Abortion- Pope Francis is now allowing all priests to absolve what they consider to be the "grave sin" of abortion.
Pope Taps American To Head New Vatican Office For FamiliesPope Francis has named an American to head the Vatican's office for family and laity. It's a move meant to bring a more pastoral bent to the Vatican's bureaucracy.
Pope Francis Wraps Up Joyful US Visit With Big Open-Air MassPope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to "miracles of love," closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America's bishops.
Pope Meets With Family Who Drove 13,000 Miles To See HimPope Francis has met with a family who made a 13,000-mile trip over 194 days from Argentina to Philadelphia in an old Volkswagen van.
Pope Expected To Highlight Hardships Of RefugeesPope Francis will highlight the hardships of refugees during his visit in the U.S. this week.
Priest Says Too Soon To Tell Pope’s Impact On CubaOne of Pope Francis’ main objectives when he visited Cuba was to create more space for the Catholic Church on the communist island country. Did he do it? One local priest says it is too soon to tell.
Some Cubans Think The Pope Should Speak Louder About Human RightsAt least twice on Monday the Pope discretely called attention to religious persecution in Cuba.
Pope Francis Speaks Of The Future To Youth In CubaAs Pope Francis wraps up his last full day in Cuba, it seems his trip is serving as yet another reminder of what is possible, as Cubs tries to open itself up to the rest of the world after decades of isolation.
Pope Francis Meets Fidel Castro After Morning MassPope Francis briefly met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Sunday morning, a Vatican spokesman confirmed.