| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:15 AM
When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis a little more than a year ago, the first thing that struck those who knew him well was his unexpected, beatific smile.
“In Argentina, he didn’t smile like that,” Sergio Rubin, the pope&...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:49 PM
VATICAN CITY — President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time Thursday, a meeting the White House hoped would amplify the two men's shared concern about economic inequality rather than the president's conflicts with the Roman Catholic...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Pope Francis met with two Americans on Thursday -- one the leader of the free world, the other a 10-year-old girl from Panorama City.
Before Francis received President Obama at the Vatican, young Jersey Vargas delivered letters from children of...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
On Sunday, April 27, millions of viewers across the globe witnessed the momentous, historical occasion in Vatican City when Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII were canonized as saints by Pope Francis, with Pope Emeritus Benedict VI in attendance.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will become the first pontiff seen globally in 3D during the upcoming April 27 ceremony in St. Peter's Square when two of his predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonised as saints.
The unprecedented double...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Battling cancer and celebrating what could be his last Easter Sunday Mass as Chicago’s Catholic leader, Cardinal Francis George said he was in good spirits and that the holiday teaches “nothing is ever without hope.”
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:01 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.
On Tuesday, they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona.
"I'm just a couple of...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
With "Noah," Russell Crowe has proven that he's the rare A-list actor who can successfully market his movie on social media.
While many younger actors would roll their eyes at doing the same, the 50-year-old Oscar winner has been using Twitter (where...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:52 PM
NOGALES, Ariz.—It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.
Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona.
"I'm just a couple of bars, a...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:53 PM
A house built for $2.2 million by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta will be put up for sale — with proceeds to be spent on the local Catholic community — after some parishioners questioned why the mansion was ever erected, the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented retirement and subsequent enthusiasm surrounding Pope Francis has certainly stoked interest in the Catholic Church, an organization (with apologies to Dan Brown's readers) that remains shrouded in mystery. Yet PBS'...