May 11, 2017
Nine Catholic organizations from around the world have announced they are divesting their savings from coal, oil and gas companies in a joint bid to fight climate change.
May 10, 2017
While the pope warmed to the traditional Jewish music and dance, the delegation also discussed issues of common concern.
May 01, 2017
Dalla Torre—who is known as Fra’ Giacomo—was elected as “lieutenant” of the Grand Master, a temporary position with a one-year term.
April 25, 2017
Bishop Gianfranco Todisco said he wrote to the pope last year saying he wanted to return to his work as a missionary.
Politics & Society News
April 20, 2017
Bill O'Reilly, a Catholic, who last year challenged the pope’s views on immigration and promised to convince him of the need for reform, shook hands briefly with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics at the Vatican.
April 17, 2017
Pope Francis used his traditional Easter Sunday message to call the bombing of a refugee convoy near Aleppo a “despicable attack” and urged world leaders to “prevent the spread of conflicts” despite mounting tensions in Syria and North Korea.
April 11, 2017
The congregation shouted “Shame, shame!” at the Rev. Edward Pushparaj when he said Pope Francis had only been “bad” for the Catholic Church.
January 13, 2017
Cardinals and residents oppose the opening of the store so close to the Vatican.
January 05, 2017
The leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League, Matteo Salvini, called the pastor's actions an act of madness.
October 31, 2016
The quake felled several significant churches including the 14th-century Basilica of St. Benedict in the main square of Norcia.