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Questions swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.
Pope Francis became the first to support same-sex civil unions, but the Spokane LGBTQ community has mixed feelings.
Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.
A masked Pope Francis welcomed religious leaders to a socially-distanced interfaith peace prayer Tuesday, appealing for a unified international effort to work for peace and an end to the coronavirus pandemic.
The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly.
The Vatican told bishops around the world on Thursday they should report cases of clergy sex crimes to police even when not legally bound to do so, in its latest effort to compel church leaders to protect minors from predator priests.
The founder of the Knights of Columbus, the influential U.S.-based lay Catholic organization, is moving a step closer to possible sainthood.
St. John Paul II was honored on the centennial of his birth Monday with special Masses at the Vatican and in his native Poland, an anniversary that comes as
Pope Francis says Easter can offer hope in people’s “darkest hour” as he celebrated Holy Saturday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, with the public barred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pope Francis has presided over a torch-lit Good Friday procession, including nurses and doctors, in a hauntingly nearly empty St. Peter’s Square after the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of the Way of the Cross ceremony at Rome’s Colosseum
The Vatican said Wednesday that Pope Francis has created a new commission of experts to examine whether women can be deacons, an ordained role in the Catholic Church currently reserved for men.
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.