For any development to be truly 'sustainable,' it must be founded on an 'authentic and absolute' respect for life.
Pope Francis has announced new regulations surrounding the Roman Catholic practice of declaring saints, most often due to miraculous healings that cannot be explained by science, by revealing that such miracles will need to be affirmed by two-thirds of medical panel experts.
Pope Francis has met with Congolese President Joseph Kabila, with the Vatican insisting that Congo’s government use respectful dialogue to end violent clashes with opposition forces over delayed elections.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday sought to comfort relatives and close friends of the more than 80 victims of the attack in Nice in July, who were run down by a man driving a truck as they celebrated France's national day.
Pope Francis met one by one with relatives of the victims of this summer’s truck attack in Nice, France, at the Vatican Saturday, encouraging them to resist what he called the great temptation to “respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence.”
"You can kill a person with your tongue," Pope Francis said. That's just one of the powerful things Pope Francis said to a group of journalists in Vatican City on Thursday. During his speech to members of the Italian Council of the Order of Journalists, the pope compared stories based on rumors to terrorism. Show More Summary
The Vatican issued new rules for the process to determine if healings qualify as miracles for sainthood.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, sent an unsolicited letter of support to the pro-life group.
The Vatican has issued new rules for the process to determine if healings qualify as miracles for sainthood, including safeguards against possible financial abuses.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Journalism based on gossip or rumors is a form of “terrorism” and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively, Pope Francis said on Thursday. Francis, who made...Show More Summary
Jesuit Father James Martin will receive an award from New Ways Ministry.
Nashville Bishop David Choby told parents in a letter that children must meet the sex-ed 'requirements' while attending Father Ryan High School.
Vatican leader Pope Francis told hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools that welcoming refugees and helping them settle into society is the "greatest security" people have against terrorism.
A Vatican administrator has urged Rome to remove the head of the Catholic Church in Guam over child sex allegations, warning the scandal could bankrupt the church in the deeply religious Pacific territory. Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai...Show More Summary
The former exorcist of the Vatican and the Diocese of Rome, Gabriele Amorth, has died aged 91, Italian media on Sunday quoted his entourage as saying. Amorth, who had been suffering from pulmonary problems, entered the priesthood inShow More Summary
Pope Francis made surprise visits to two Rome hospitals on Friday, the Vatican said, continuing his monthly series of unannounced trips. "Days after canonising Mother Teresa a ""who gave great service in favour of life," the Argentinian pontiff wanted to visit "two very symbolic buildings." the Vatican statement said. Show More Summary
I was blessed to be invited to a conference at the Vatican on Laudato Si, the Papal Encyclical on creation care. Called Our Common Home, I presented a reflection on Laudato Si using the teachings of Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (AS). The conference ended with an audience with the Pope. Audience...
An 85-year-old French priest murdered in his own church by Islamic militants in July is already being prepped for sainthood, Reuters reports. Speaking during a Mass Wednesday at the Vatican, Pope Francis called Jacques Hamel a "good, humble man" and a martyr. "He gave his life for us so as...
It's now possible to book a full day's tour of Rome, featuring some of the city's top attractions like the Colosseum, through a new service that let's you skip the queues as well.
Pope Francis will celebrate mass on Wednesday in honour of Jacques Hamel, the French priest who died in July after having his throat slit by Islamist militants.