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Pope makes college of cardinals more international, not much younger

VATICAN CITY -- Although it is not unusual for a pope to set aside temporarily the limit of 120 cardinals under the age of...

Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinals in June

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis announced he would make 14 new cardinals June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner, the...

All economic activity has moral dimension, doctrinal congregation says

VATICAN CITY — Financial and economic decisions -- everything from where a family chooses to invest its savings to where a multinational corporation declares...

Resignation letter prepared by Blessed Paul VI included in new book

VATICAN CITY -- Thirteen years before his death, Blessed Paul VI had written to the dean of the College of Cardinals to say that...

The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to...

VATICAN CITY — The devil is “a loser,” but he still tricks people into giving him power, Pope Francis said. The devil “seduces us; he...

Theologians call for regular consultation of laity in church decisions

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church needs to seek the input, commitment and talents of all of its members if it is to be...

Vatican issues instruction on improving canon law studies

VATICAN CITY — The changes in canon law Pope Francis made to ensure that marriage annulment cases were handled more quickly, more pastorally and...

Medical experts who are religious leaders look at faith, health, healing

VATICAN CITY — Religions provide hope, meaning and models of behavior that have been proven to promote health, healing and long life, said speakers...

Italy grants citizenship in effort to help child Alfie Evans

VATICAN CITY -- The Italian government granted citizenship to Alfie Evans, a seriously ill British toddler, in a last-minute effort to prevent doctors in...

Pope calls German cardinal to Rome to discuss eucharistic sharing

  VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis has asked the president of the German bishops' conference to come to Rome to discuss pastoral guidelines for possibly...

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