Pope Francis has decided to punish one of his highest-ranking critics, Cardinal Raymond Burke, by revoking his right to a subsidized Vatican apartment and salary.
Pope Francis’ welcoming of transgender Catholics has transformed a community of trans women who have found hope through friendship with Francis.
The announcement marked a major turnaround for the Holy See and followed an outcry among victims and their advocates over the handling of the case of the Rev. Marko Ivan Rupnik.
Two Vatican trials are coming to a head this week and both underscore Pope Francis’ power as an absolute monarch and the legal, financial and reputational problems that can arise when he wields it.
In ‘Laudate Deum,’ Pope Francis takes square aim at the United States, noting that per-capita emissions in the U.S. are twice as high as China and seven times greater than the average in poor countries
Survivors outraged by Pope Francis’ pick to head Vatican office that includes responsibility for sex abuse cases
The global advocacy group End Clergy Abuse is seeking to draw attention to the failure of Pope Francis to make good on years of pledges of “zero tolerance” for abuse.
Newly discovered correspondence suggests that World War II-era Pope Pius XII had detailed information from a trusted German Jesuit that up to 6,000 Jews and Poles were being gassed each day in German-occupied Poland.
Pope Francis meets with new Russian ambassador as second Moscow mission planned for his Ukraine peace envoy
Pope Francis met with Russia's new ambassador Ivan Soltanovsky as the Vatican's Ukraine peace envoy prepares for another possible trip to Russia.
Pope Francis' notable encyclical, “Laudato Si,” will be getting an update in the coming weeks “to address current problems” with the environment.
Pope Francis is embarking this week on a five-day trip to Portugal for World Youth Day. The big Catholic rally is aimed at galvanizing the young generations in their faith.