Catholic nuns plant mahogany tree saplings during a Feast of the Forest event in Cagueban town in the western Philippines, on June 30, 2012. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Romeo Ranoco
Faith News
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.
Pope Francis meets with Rabbi Edgar Gluck, chief rabbi of Galicia, center left, during a private audience at the Vatican on May 8, 2017. Photo courtesy of L'Osservatore Romano
Faith News
May 10, 2017
While the pope warmed to the traditional Jewish music and dance, the delegation also discussed issues of common concern.
Knights of the Order of Malta gather in a villa in Rome on April 29, 2017, to elect an interim leader to carry out reforms of the ancient chivalric order following a bitter internal clash that promoted the intervention of Pope Francis. (Photo courtesy of the Order of Malta/Remo Casilli)
Faith News
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.
Bishop Gianfranco Todisco requested an early retirement, saying he wanted to return to missionary work. Screenshot from YouTube
Faith News
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.
Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly, right, shakes hands with Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on April 19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters
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.
Faith News
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.
Faith News
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.
A sign in front of St. Peter's Basilica points to the newest McDonald's restaurant in Rome, next to the Vatican. Jan. 3, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
Faith News
January 13, 2017
Cardinals and residents oppose the opening of the store so close to the Vatican.
Faith News
January 05, 2017
The leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League, Matteo Salvini, called the pastor's actions an act of madness.
The Basilica of St. Benedict in the ancient city of Norcia is seen on Oct. 31, 2016 following an earthquake in central Italy. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Remo Casilli
Faith News
October 31, 2016
The quake felled several significant churches including the 14th-century Basilica of St. Benedict in the main square of Norcia.