| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Pope Francis was “deeply saddened” to learn of the deaths of three relatives in a car crash Tuesday on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican said.
An Argentine police official quoted by the Associated Press said the pope's 38-year-...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he’s considering plans to visit the United States, and may make the trip a multi-city tour of North America that could include a stop in Mexico.
In a news conference aboard the papal plane as he was returning...
| 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 14, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Last month, when Archbishop Charles Chaput told an audience that Pope Francis would come to Philadelphia in 2015, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia hastily issued a statement saying the visit was unconfirmed.
But now, another prelate has confirmed the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:20 AM
ST. LOUIS When Pope Francis was elected, he appeared to the crowd in St. Peter's Square without the short, red velvet cape known as a mozzetta. Some Roman Catholics immediately cried foul, worried that the pope's decision to forgo the more formal wear...
| 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 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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Thirty-one days, 64 games, 12 cities, 171 goals and one bizarre assault, with Uruguay's Luis Suarez biting an Italian opponent. This World Cup had it all.
Brazil, the host country, proved to be better at party planning than at soccer (who would have...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
More married men may be serving as Catholic priests in the U.S. and Canada soon, but not because Pope Francis is about to relax the requirement that Latin Rite priests be celibate.
Last week the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Vaticanologists — the Catholic version of Kremlinologists — are journalists and scholars who scrutinize even the most trivial actions for clues to the thinking of the pope. A subset of this group (in which I include myself) pays special...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:39 PM
As Cardinal Francis George battles cancer and prepares to step down as archbishop of Chicago, Roman Catholics are turning to the question of who will take his place.
A great deal is at stake with this appointment. The next archbishop of Chicago will...
| May 24, 2014
Cardinal Francis George has said for years that he hoped to become the first Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago to retire and meet his successor. Last week, the archdiocese announced that he could get that chance, with the search for the next archbishop...