World Youth Day pilgrims listen as Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Conn., speaks in 2016 at Sacred Heart Church in Krakow, Poland. The October 2018 Synod of Bishops at the Vatican will focus on young people. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Faith News
June 14, 2017
The Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16-to 29-year-olds around the world.
Pope Francis greets an elderly woman as he meets with people in a poor neighborhood in Asuncion, Paraguay, in this July 12, 2015, file photo. Pastoral care of the poor and those in need has been emphasis of the pontificate of Pope Francis. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society News
June 13, 2017
People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates "ostentatious wealth," Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis and Patti Gallagher Mansfield, a participant in the 1967 Pittsburgh retreat that marked the beginning of the Charismatic renewal, pray during a Pentecost vigil marking the 50th anniversary of the Catholic charismatic renewal at the Circus Maximus in Rome on June 3. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
June 09, 2017
"Women are fully entitled to actively take part in all settings, and their rights must be affirmed and protected," the pope said.
A fresco showing Noah releasing doves, lower right, and other scenes representing salvation are seen during the unveiling of two newly restored burial chambers in the Christian catacombs of St. Domitilla in Rome on May 30. (CNS photo/Carol Glatz) 
Faith News
May 31, 2017
The Catacombs of St. Domitilla are believed to be the world's oldest existing Christian cemetery and are among the largest in Italy with a total of some 150,000 burial spots.
Pope Francis greets Swedish Bishop Anders Arborelius of Stockholm in 2016 at the Vatican. Cardinal-designate Arborelius is one of five new cardinals the pope will create at a June 28 consistory. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Faith News
May 25, 2017
Cardinal-designate Anders Arborelius of Stockholm is Sweden's only Catholic bishop and the first native Swede to hold the post since the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s.
Faith News
May 24, 2017
"God does not like to be loved the way a warlord would like, dragging his people to victory, debasing them in the blood of his enemies."
Faith News
May 23, 2017

The devil would like to see a church that never takes any risks, never speaks out with the truth and just settles on being wishy-washy, comfortable and business-savvy, Pope Francis said.

Swiss Guard recruits attend the swearing-in ceremony for 40 new recruits at the Vatican on May 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
May 08, 2017
Be ready with the spiritual weapon of faith because the biggest battle facing the Swiss Guard today is fighting the devil and worldly vices, Pope Francis told the guard's members.
Faith News
May 04, 2017
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Father Casey, five religious, four laypeople and two cardinals, including Vietnamese Cardinal Francois Nguyen Van Thuan.
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives to celebrate Mass at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo April 29. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
April 29, 2017
The only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable to God is being fanatical about loving and helping others, Pope Francis said on his final day in Egypt.