Nicole Winfield - Associated PressMarch 10, 2016
The new rules call for an administrator to be named for each saintly cause who must "scrupulously respect" the intention of each donation.
Women wait to enter to the site where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass during his one-day visit in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, early Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 15, 2016
The Chiapas visit is aimed at boosting the faith in the least Catholic state in Mexico.
Waiting for Francis in Ecatepec. (Photo by Gerard O'Connell)
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 14, 2016
Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.The pontiff is expected to bring a message of hope and solidar
Workers put the finishing touches on an image of Pope Francis made out of flowers, on the lawn surrounding the Angel of Independence Monument in Mexico City, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Pope Francis travels to Mexico Feb. 12-18. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 11, 2016
Francis begins his trip praying before the Virgin of Guadalupe shrine. After that he enters uncharted papal territory.
People light candles in front of a Catholic church during the Easter vigil in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, April 4. (CNS photo/Ilya Naymushin, Reuters)
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 05, 2016
The two churches split during the Great Schism of 1054 and have remained estranged over a host of issues, including the primacy of the pope.
Nicole Winfield - Associated PressFebruary 04, 2016
The Rome-based Catholic Sant'Egidio Community and the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy lobbied the Italian government to grant 1,000 humanitarian visas for particularly vulnerable refugees.