Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMay 20, 2019
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday defended his invocation of God at a political rally, after Italy's Catholic establishment criticized it as a cynical exploitation of faith ahead of European Parliament elections this weekend.
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 28, 2019
Given how the video of his refusing to extend his hand for his ring to be kissed by the faithful went viral on social media, Pope Francis gave a simple explanation: hygiene--he doesn 't want people to get ill from possible spreading of germs.
Lucetta Scaraffia, editor in chief of "Women Church World" a monthly magazine distributed alongside the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, poses in her house in Rome. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 26, 2019
"We are throwing in the towel because we feel surrounded by a climate of distrust and progressive de-legitimization," founder Lucetta Scaraffia wrote in the open letter to Pope Francis.
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 20, 2019
The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week with a new round of overtures and says the "door is always open" to dialogue.
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 19, 2019
The Vatican is pushing back against whistleblower reports about problematic work conditions at its U.N. mission in New York under its former ambassador.
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 07, 2019
The largest association of religious sisters in the United States called Thursday for an overhaul of the male-led leadership structure of the Catholic Church.
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 01, 2019
The Vatican's women's magazine is denouncing the sexual abuse of nuns by priests — and the resulting "scandal" of religious sisters having abortions or giving birth to children who are then not recognized by their fathers.
Politics & Society News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJanuary 25, 2019
Pope Francis insisted Thursday that public officials live simply, honestly and transparently as he opened a visit to a Central American region that has been rife with corruption scandals and is now coping with political upheaval in nearby Venezuela.
Faith News
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressJanuary 25, 2019
Francis on Friday will celebrate a special penitential Mass inside the Las Garzas de Pacora detention center, which is Panama's main youth lockup.