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Pope Francis has celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter’s Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials say Pope Francis is sick and he skipped a planned Mass with Rome clergy across town on Thursday
Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church’s Lenten season in traditional fashion while greeting the public in Rome as other Masses were canceled in northern Italy over fears of the coronavirus outbreak.
Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has divided the Catholic Church and emboldened his conservative critics.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Pope Francis, “You made me a hero“ back home by granting him a private audience at the Vatican on Friday.
The furor over retired Pope Benedict XVI co-authoring a book on priestly celibacy while Pope Francis weighs an exception to the rule has again raised questions about the office of the “emeritus pope.”
Pope Francis has earned a reputation for compassion. That’s why the sight of him slapping a woman’s hand and then grimacing struck such a discordant note.
Pope Francis is pinning much of his hopes for a more peaceful world in the new year on women, saying violence against them is akin to profaning God and calling for them to be increasingly involved in making major decisions.
Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa.
Pope Francis is celebrating Christmas Eve Mass in a packed St. Peter’s Basilica
Pope Francis is warning that “rigidity“ in living out the Christian faith is creating a “minefield“ of hatred and misunderstanding.
Pope Francis abolished the use of the Vatican’s highest level of secrecy in clergy sexual abuse cases Tuesday, responding to mounting criticism that the rule of “pontifical secrecy“ has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and prevent police from investigating crimes.
Pope Francis has met with victims of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and called for the world to rethink its reliance on nuclear power.
Pope Francis will fulfill his dream to be a missionary in Japan when he arrives for a three-day visit with two main aims: to appeal for nuclear disarmament and minister to a tiny Catholic flock with a rich, bloody history
Pope Francis urged more efforts to combat the “humiliation” of women and children forced into prostitution as he began a busy visit Thursday to Thailand, where human trafficking and poverty help fuel the sex tourism industry.
The 1968 graduate of Gonzaga University traveled to Central America during the Salvadoran civil war. He’ll address migrant issues within the Catholic Church as Under-Secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
Germany’s Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops in the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region, but there’s less enthusiasm elsewhere for the proposal
Pope Francis has declared that the Vatican Secret Archive isn’t so secret after all.
Catholic bishops from across the Amazon have called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the priest shortage in the region, in an historic proposal that would upend centuries of Roman Catholic tradition.
Pope Francis’ chief bodyguard resigned Monday over the leak of a Vatican police flyer identifying five Holy See employees who were suspended as part of a financial investigation.