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Topless Femen activist grabs Baby Jesus in St Peter’s Square

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An activist from the feminist group Femen bared her breasts in St Peter’s Square on Christmas Day and rushed the Nativity scene, grabbing the Baby Jesus figurine. A Vatican police officer wearing a black cape was quick to arrest the blonde activist and wrest the figurine away from her. The...

Topless pro-choice woman snatches baby Jesus in Rome

A topless baby Jesus-stealing woman had her own Christmas message to deliver near the Vatican.

On Christmas, pope urges people to hear the cry of suffering children

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The crying of the Baby Jesus is not the only cry people should hear on Christmas; many children around the world are crying because of war, maltreatment and abuse, Pope Francis said. “Baby Jesus,” he said Dec. 25, pausing for effect. “My thoughts today go […]

Pope Francis prays for world peace at midnight Mass

Pope Francis called for more humanity on Earth during his traditional "Urbi et Orbi" Christmas address, which he delivered from the central balcony at St. Peter's Basilica during midnight Mass at the Vatican. His address focused on those...Show More Summary

Pope Francis Rips Vatican Clergy a New One

To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia." Francis issued a blistering indictment of the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, accusing the cardinals, bishops and priests who serve himShow More Summary

Text of Pope Francis’ homily at Christmas Mass

VATICAN CITY — Here is the English translation of Pope Francis’ homily at Christmas Mass Dec. 24 in St. Peter’s Basilica: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined” (Is 9:1). “An angel of the Lord appeared to […]

Pope Francis calls for ‘tenderness’ as annual Christmas mass makes 3D debut

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The pope led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican on Wednesday calling for “tenderness” and “warmth” after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking the holiday. The Argentine pontiff’s brief homily was replete with Gospel references in his Christmas...

Pope Francis holds Midnight Christmas Mass at Vatican

WATCH LIVE via @CBSNLive: @Pontifex holds midnight mass at the Vatican http://t.co/r65W0knu67 pic.twitter.com/oY6ZH08Tff — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 24, 2014

Celebrate Midnight Mass with Pope Francis via live feed at 3:30 p.m. EST today

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The Pope will be officiating over Midnight Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord at approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time today. You can watch the proceedings via the Vatican’s official YouTube channel below....

Pope Francis Diagnoses the Vatican’s Spiritual Diseases at Christmas Meeting

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Shutterstock Just in time for Christmas, Pope Francis gave the gift of a reality check to Catholic cardinals, bishops and priests gathered at the Vatican earlier this week, dressing them down for catching “spiritual Alzheimer’s,” asShow More Summary

Pope Francis Launches Stunning Vatican Attack In Year To Forget For Shamed Catholic Church

In a pre-Christmas address, Pope Francis has launched a stunning attack on members of the clergy and the bureaucracy of the Vatican. In a meeting with the Curia that would usually serve to exchange festive pleasantries, Pope FrancisShow More Summary

Pope Francis Tells Vatican Leadership They Have “Spiritual Alzheimer’s Disease”

On Monday, Pope Francis delivered his annual Christmas greeting to the administrative body of the Holy See, the Curia. And it's more or less the verbal equivalent of finding coal in your stocking on Christmas morning, from the Vicar of Christ. Show More Summary

Reports Say Pope Will Open His Farm

There’s a bunch of news stories on the web that Pope Francis will be opening up the papal farm at Castel Gandolfo to the public for tours next year, although I can’t seem to find any official word from the Vatican on its website or on the Catholic News Service. Since the original story is from the Associated Press, take... Read More

Holy CEO: Pope Francis Protests the 15 Workplace Problems Plaguing the Vatican

The Pope got all McKinsey on the Vatican during his Christmas speech. Here are the 15 'ailments' bringing down the Curia.

Pope Francis Warns of 'Sickness' of Greed, Lust for Power, 'Spiritual Alzheimer' at the Vatican in Christmas Speech

Pope Francis has spoken out against the "sickness" of greed and lust for power at the Vatican in his annual Christmas speech, warning that senior officials forgetting the importance of serving God is a sign of "spiritual Alzheimer." The pope's direct words left many clerics at the gathering "clearly uncomfortable," according to observers.

Pope makes scathing attack on Vatican 'ills'

Catholic leader tells stont-faced cardinals, bishops and priests of church's "15 ailments" in Christmas speech.

Pope Francis Grants Audience to Beleaguered Italian Winemakers

A delegation of 150 winemakers are heading to the Vatican in January. After Italian winemakers suffered their "worst harvest in 50 years" during 2014, a delegation of 150 wine-industry professionals will pay a visit to the one man who...Show More Summary

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

To the Catholic Church’s “seven deadly sins,” Pope Francis has added the “15 ailments of the Curia.”

A Week of “Good News” Shows How Bad Christian Women Leaders Still Have It

It was a big week for female religious leaders. Last Tuesday, the Vatican ended its six-year investigation into the lives of American nuns with an approving report. And, on Wednesday, the Church of England appointed its first female bishop. Show More Summary

'Spiritual Alzheimer's': Pope Francis' stern lecture to Roman Curia

Pope Francis on Monday launched a stunning attack on the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Vatican, accusing them of succumbing to greed, jealousy, hypocrisy, cowardice and “spiritual Alzheimer's.”

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