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January 14, 2022, 5:03 PM

Bad luck: Pope acknowledges he got caught at record store

Pope Francis has long lamented that he can’t walk around town unnoticed like he used to before becoming pope
January 14, 2022, 5:03 PM
Bad luck: Pope acknowledges he got caught at record store
January 10, 2022, 4:57 PM

Pope moves to reorganize Vatican doctrine office

Pope Francis has taken a step to reorganize the Vatican’s powerful doctrine office
January 10, 2022, 4:57 PM
Pope moves to reorganize Vatican doctrine office
January 10, 2022, 2:49 PM

Pope on COVID vaccines says health care a 'moral obligation'

Pope Francis is now speaking about getting the coronavirus vaccination as a “moral obligation.”
January 10, 2022, 2:49 PM
Pope on COVID vaccines says health care a 'moral obligation'
January 10, 2022, 1:28 PM

Pope sends condolences after "devastating" NYC fire

Pope Francis has offered his condolences to the victims of the “devastating” apartment fire in the Bronx borough of New York that killed 19 people, nine of them children
January 10, 2022, 1:28 PM
Pope sends condolences after "devastating" NYC fire
January 9, 2022, 1:16 PM

Pope baptizes 16 babies in Sistine Chapel after year's break

Pope Francis has baptized 16 babies in the Sistine Chapel, resuming a decades-old Vatican tradition after the ceremony wasn't held last year due to the pandemic
January 9, 2022, 1:16 PM
Pope baptizes 16 babies in Sistine Chapel after year's break
January 8, 2022, 11:57 AM

Swiss court insists Vatican suspects can get a fair trial

A Swiss federal court has upheld a freeze on a reported 50 million euros in assets belonging to one of the suspects in a big Holy See fraud trial
January 8, 2022, 11:57 AM
Swiss court insists Vatican suspects can get a fair trial
January 6, 2022, 1:18 PM

Christian world marks Epiphany with series of celebrations

Christians around the world have marked Epiphany with a series of celebrations
January 6, 2022, 1:18 PM
Pope marks Epiphany by decrying consumerism
December 27, 2021, 10:21 PM

US Catholic clergy shortage eased by recruits from Africa

The U.S. Roman Catholic church faces a clergy shortage
December 27, 2021, 10:21 PM
December 26, 2021, 8:03 PM

Pope's 3 key words for a marriage: 'Please, thanks, sorry'

Francis urges couples to seek help, always remember three words in a marriage.
December 26, 2021, 8:03 PM
December 25, 2021, 8:51 PM

Christmas mass at Vatican

Pope Francis urges Christians to care for those in need.
December 25, 2021, 8:51 PM
Christmas mass at Vatican
December 25, 2021, 8:22 PM

On Christmas, pope prays for pandemic's end, peace dialogues

Pope Francis has used his Christmas Day address to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic
December 25, 2021, 8:22 PM
1 month ago

Pope demands humility in new zinger-filled Christmas speech

Pope Francis has urged Vatican cardinals, bishops and bureaucrats to embrace humility this Christmas season
1 month ago
Pope demands humility in new zinger-filled Christmas speech
1 month ago

Pope tells abused mother domestic violence 'nearly satanic'

Pope Francis has denounced domestic violence against woman.
1 month ago
Pope tells abused mother domestic violence 'nearly satanic'
1 month ago

Pope cites new book on nun abuse in warning to superiors

Pope Francis draws attention to a problem that the Vatican has downplayed.
1 month ago
Pope cites new book on nun abuse in warning to superiors
1 month ago

Pope returning home after trip focused on helping migrants

Pope Francis is wrapping up his visit to Greece by encouraging its young people to follow their dreams and not be tempted by the consumerist “sirens” of today that promise easy pleasures
1 month ago
Leaving Greece, pope asks youth to resist tempting 'sirens'
1 month ago

Pope chides Europe, comforts migrants on return to Lesbos

Pope Francis has offered comfort to migrants at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos
1 month ago
Shipwreck of civilization: Pope comforts migrants on Lesbos
1 month ago

Protesting Orthodox priest heckles Pope on Greece visit

"Pope, you are a heretic!" the priest shouted three times as Francis arrived.
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2 months ago

Pope after US Christmas parade crash: May good overcome evil

Pope Francis is sending his condolences to the victims of the Christmas parade crash in Wisconsin that killed five people and injured 48 others in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee
2 months ago
Pope after US Christmas parade crash: May good overcome evil
2 months ago

Pope to young people: We need you to protect environment

Pope Francis has praised young people for their efforts to protect the Earth's environment
2 months ago
Pope to young people: We need you to protect environment
2 months ago

Pope Francis on those who deny communion: ‘Don’t go around condemning’

ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports on the discussion among U.S. Roman Catholic bishops about whether President Joe Biden should get communion given his abortion stance.
2 months ago
Pope Francis on those who deny communion: ‘Don’t go around condemning’
2 months ago

Pope: Don't judge the poor, often victims of injustice

Pope Francis is decrying society which “hurries past” the poor, judges them and leaves them to their fate
2 months ago
Pope: Don't judge the poor, often victims of injustice
2 months ago

Pope condemns 'vile' assassination attempt on Iraqi PM

Pope Francis is condemning the assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister as a “vile act of terrorism.”
2 months ago
Pope condemns 'vile' assassination attempt on Iraqi PM
2 months ago

Pope decries Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis, urges dialogue

Pope Francis has decried the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia and is pressing for dialogue to prevail over conflict
2 months ago
Pope decries Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis, urges dialogue
3 months ago

India's Modi invites pope to visit after 2017 plan collapsed

India's prime minister has invited Pope Francis to visit the country
3 months ago
India's Modi invites pope to visit after 2017 plan collapsed
3 months ago

Vatican cancels live TV broadcast of Biden greeting pope

The Vatican has abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis
3 months ago
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Pope: Don't send migrants back to Libya and 'inhumane' camps

Francis says migrants rescued at sea shouldn't be returned to unsafe countries.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Boy tries to take Pope's cap

A young boy wandered onto the stage during the Pope's general audience and asked for his white papal cap.
3 months ago
Boy tries to take Pope's cap
3 months ago

Pope praises freedom of children after boy gets a skullcap

Pope Francis has praised the “spontaneity and freedom” of children after a young boy approached him during his weekly general audience and motioned that he wanted the pope’s white skullcap
3 months ago
3 months ago

Pope expresses 'shame' at scale of clergy abuse in France

Pope Francis has expressed “shame” for himself and the Roman Catholic Church for the scale of child sexual abuse within the church in France
3 months ago
3 months ago

Prosecutor concedes mistakes, makes offer in Vatican trial

The Vatican prosecutor has conceded procedural errors in his fraud and corruption investigation into the Holy See’s finances and is offering to remedy them by essentially starting over
3 months ago
4 months ago

McCormack, bishop panned for role in sex abuse scandal, dies

Retired Roman Catholic Bishop John McCormack has died after a career in which he faced criticism for his role in Boston’s clergy sex abuse scandal and led New Hampshire’s diocese during its own reckoning
4 months ago
4 months ago

'Some wanted me dead:' Pope acknowledges right-wing critics

Pope Francis has acknowledged his increasingly vocal right-wing critics
4 months ago
4 months ago

German cleric defends pope's decision to keep archbishop

The head of the German Bishops’ Conference has defended the pope's decision to allow the archbishop of Hamburg to stay on at this post, despite being faulted for his handling of sexual abuse allegations within the church
4 months ago
4 months ago

Pope questions vaccine skeptics, including cardinals

Pope Francis says he doesn't understand why people refuse to take COVID-19 vaccines
4 months ago
4 months ago

Pope urges compassion as he wraps Slovakia pilgrimage

Pope Francis has urged Slovakians look out for the neediest among them as he wraps up a four-day pilgrimage to the central European country
4 months ago
4 months ago

Pope in Slovakia to honor Holocaust dead on Day 2 of tour

Pope Francis is opening his visit to Slovakia by meeting with the president ahead of an encounter with the country’s Jewish community
4 months ago
4 months ago

Pope: Aim to counter fundamentalist violence with schooling

Francis urges religious leaders and others to promote schooling, combat poverty
4 months ago
4 months ago

Pope's Central Europe visit tests his health and diplomacy

Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July
4 months ago
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Pope asks for prayers for pilgrimage to 'heart of Europe'

Pope Francis says he'll be traveling to the “heart of Europe" when he makes a pilgrimage to Hungary and Slovakia later this month
4 months ago
5 months ago

Vatican exonerates Brooklyn bishop accused of sexual abuse

The Vatican has concluded that allegations of sexual abuse dating back a half century against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn do not "have the semblance of truth.”
5 months ago
5 months ago

Pope inadvertently quotes Putin to chide West's Afghan war

Pope Francis criticized the West’s recent involvement in Afghanistan.
5 months ago
Pope inadvertently quotes Putin to chide West's Afghan war
5 months ago

Pope replaces Australian bishop in alleged misconduct probe

The Australian bishop stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
5 months ago
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Vatican punishes Polish archbishop for sex abuse negligence

He is also to pray and repent.
5 months ago
5 months ago

The Latest: Australia also records new COVID-19 highs

Australia’s two most populous states have recorded new benchmark highs in COVID-19 infections
5 months ago
Texas schools amend dress code to require masks
5 months ago

Italian postal workers intercept suspicious letter to pope

Italian paramilitary police are investigating the source of an envelope containing three bullets addressed to the pope
5 months ago
5 months ago

Pope resumes public audiences a month after major surgery

Pope Francis has resumed his routine of holding weekly audiences with the general public a month after he underwent bowel surgery
5 months ago
Pope resumes public audiences month after major surgery
6 months ago

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

Disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts in 1974
6 months ago
6 months ago

Cardinal in Vatican fraud trial: My conscience is 'tranquil'

10 defendants face a trial for allegedly criminal asset management.
6 months ago
Cardinal, 9 others on trial at Vatican in money scandals
6 months ago

Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy

Vatican prosecutors have alleged a jaw-dropping series of scandals in the biggest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history
6 months ago
Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy
6 months ago

Grueling itinerary set for pope's first post-surgery trip

Pope Francis' first foreign trip after undergoing intestinal surgery is going to be a grueling one
6 months ago