Faith NewsNicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 05, 2018
The fact that Francis received the eight-page letter challenges his insistence that he has “zero tolerance” for sex abuse and cover-ups.
Faith Vatican DispatchNicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 02, 2018
Mary McAleese, who has a gay son and has criticized the church’s position on L.G.B.T. issues, was invited to participate in a panel discussion on women in church governance.
Faith NewsNicole Winfield - Associated PressJanuary 22, 2018
"I judged they were prepared. They knew what they were doing."
Politics & Society Vatican DispatchNicole Winfield - Associated PressJanuary 16, 2018
Pope Francis dove head-first into Chile's sex abuse scandal on his first full day in Santiago.
Politics & Society NewsNicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 29, 2017
In the past, Francis has strongly condemned the "persecution of our Rohingya brothers," denounced their suffering because of their faith and called for them to receive "full rights."
Politics & Society NewsNicole 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.
Faith Vatican DispatchNicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 11, 2017
Pope Francis said that priests must inform Catholic consciences “but not replace them.”
Politics & Society NewsNicole 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.