Pope Francis’ planned trip to the tomb of Celestine V—the first pope in history to resign by choice—is fueling speculation the the pontiff might be preparing to retire soon.
There are plenty of good reasons for Pope Francis not to go to Ukraine. Futility is not one of them.
After months of saying publicly he would do everything possible to stop the war in Ukraine, including making a visit to the besieged country, Pope Francis said that a trip to Ukraine was now off the table.
Interview: Former U.S.-Vatican ambassador says Pope Francis going to Ukraine is ‘advisable, for sure.’
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Ken Hackett, in an interview with America, shared his views on the possibility of a papal trip to Ukraine.
I’ve often said that as a Catholic feminist covering the Vatican, I cannot wait until it is no longer newsworthy when women take on greater leadership roles in the church, but it is de rigeur.
After nine years, Pope Francis has unveiled a major reform of the Vatican Curia—though its emphases may sound familiar.
Deep Dive: Who is Rutilio Grande, and what does his beatification mean for the people of El Salvador?
On this deep dive episode of “Inside the Vatican,” we examine the story of Rutilio Grande through the eyes of his friends, family and scholars of his legacy.