Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 21, 2017
Pope Francis has made normalizing relations with China a priority. But the Vatican and China remain at odds over the Vatican's insistence that the pope have the authority to name bishops.
Pope Francis is silhouetted after his private audience with President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 11, 2017
Pope Francis said that priests must inform Catholic consciences “but not replace them.”
Pope Francis is pictured during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 8. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 10, 2017
"International relations cannot be held captive to military force, mutual intimidation and the parading of stockpiles of arms," Pope Francis said.
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 09, 2017
Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes.
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressOctober 26, 2017
"You Russians have in your blood, in your humanistic and religious tradition" an understanding of love, Francis said to Russian cosmonauts.
Forensic police work on the main road in Bidnija, Malta, which leads to Daphne Caruana Galizias house, looking for evidence on the blast that killed the journalist as she was leaving her home, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Caruana Galizia, a harsh critic of Maltese Premier Joseph Muscat, and who reported extensively on corruption on Malta, was killed by a car bomb on Monday. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressOctober 20, 2017
Rarely does the death of a private citizen elicit a formal letter of condolence from the Pope.
Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 26, 2017
Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests.
Activists of the collective Yellow Safety Jacket take part in an anti-euthanasia protest on Feb. 11, 2014, in Brussels. A group of psychiatric care centers run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium has announced it will permit doctors to undertake the euthanasia of "nonterminal" mentally ill patients on its premises. (CNS photo/Julien Warnand, EPA)
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 14, 2017
Belgian religious order defies orders from Rome, setting up a confrontation over doctrine.
Traditional Latin Mass being celebrated. (Wikipedia Commons) 
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 14, 2017
Pope Francis' absence was widely noted as tensions over the liturgy continue within the Church.
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 01, 2017
The ruling Communist Party is again telling members that atheism remains a core value, not to be transgressed.