U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights.
The documentation, published amid renewed debate about the legacy of the World War II-era pope, contains 2,700 files of requests for Vatican help from Jewish groups and families.
The pope has issued new regulations for the creation of religious groups, with the apparent intent of preventing anti-Vatican II and abusive organizations to form.
A new book, citing recently opened Vatican archives, suggests that Pope Pius XII avoided conflict with Nazis and that the Vatican worked hardest to save Jews who had converted to Catholicism.
Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy. Pope Francis quipped that what he really needs for the pain is a shot of tequila.
Nick Ut, a retired Associated Press photographer, gave Pope Francis a copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a young Vietnamese girl running naked down the road after a napalm attack.
Pope Francis authorized spending up to 1 million euros to free a Colombian nun kidnapped by Al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali, a cardinal testified Thursday.
A new book describes the current state of Vatican affairs not so much through the lens of Pope Francis’ nine-year papacy, but via Benedict’s nine-year retirement.
The 45-minute meeting was the second between Pope Francis and Victor Orban in less than a year, but couldn’t have been more different in tone.
Pope Francis on Friday made a historic apology to Indigenous Peoples for the “deplorable” abuses they suffered in Canada’s Catholic-run residential schools.