| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:24 AM
Pope Francis on Monday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years.
Before a Mass on Monday...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Pope Francis arrived in South Korea on Thursday on his first visit to Asia as pontiff, a sign of the growing importance the church is placing on the continent, where Roman Catholics are a small but growing minority.
Before the pope’s departure...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:53 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - China may not have received a message Pope Francis sent from his plane on his way to South Korea on Thursday, so it was re-sent through Beijing's embassy to Italy, the Vatican said on Friday.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:38 PM
The Pope’s social media expert said Wednesday that Catholics should be using social media to make the atmosphere online a positive place where people can deepen their relationships with one another.
Monsignor Paul Tighe, the secretary to the...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:40 PM
U.S. warplanes and armed drones pounded Sunni militants in northern Iraq on Sunday with multiple airstrikes near the Kurdish capital of Irbil, marking the third straight day of punishing attacks on Islamic State forces.
The American assaults were...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:26 PM
By Philip Pullella
VATICAN CITY, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Two years ago, the Vatican
bank invested 15 million euros in an Italian television company
that makes family movies, including films about popes and a
series about a bike-riding country priest who...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:50 AM
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Two years ago, the Vatican bank invested 15 million euros in an Italian television company that makes family movies, including films about popes and a series about a bike-riding country priest who helps police solve crimes.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Boosted by the international sales success of mob series "Gomorrah," Italy's expanding TV production community, led by Sky Italia and shingle Cattleya, is hoping to spark a trend among buyers, much as Denmark's "The Killing" prompted the Nordic Noir...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:49 PM
An interview that credits Pope Francis as saying about 2% of Roman Catholic clerics are pedophiles stirred controversy Sunday, as the Vatican sought to raise questions about the article's accuracy and others called on the pope to take more action on the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:52 AM
After studying the results of a global survey of Catholics, the Vatican is acknowledging that churchgoers ignore its rules on fundamental issues including marriage, divorce and contraception.
But in a report issued Thursday, the Vatican laid part of the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Pope Francis canceled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition".
The Vatican gave no immediate details about what was ailing the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff, who has canceled...