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.
Faith NewsNicole Winfield - Associated PressNovember 09, 2017
Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes.
Faith NewsNicole 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.
Politics & Society NewsNicole Winfield - Associated PressOctober 20, 2017
Rarely does the death of a private citizen elicit a formal letter of condolence from the Pope.
Faith NewsNicole 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.
Politics & Society NewsNicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 14, 2017
Belgian religious order defies orders from Rome, setting up a confrontation over doctrine.
Faith NewsNicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 14, 2017
Pope Francis' absence was widely noted as tensions over the liturgy continue within the Church.
Politics & Society NewsNicole Winfield - Associated PressSeptember 01, 2017
The ruling Communist Party is again telling members that atheism remains a core value, not to be transgressed.