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Retired Pope Benedict XVI seeks to be removed as co-author of...

VATICAN CITY -- At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy,...

Evolving door: New Year may bring new opportunities for women at...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis opened 2020 with a strong call to acknowledge the dignity of women, end violence against them and stop the...

Pope Francis on the Epiphany: Faith is about worshipping God, not...

VATICAN CITY  -- Worshipping the Lord as the Three Kings did involves making a journey "from the greatest form of bondage: slavery to oneself,"...

Pope Francis to health workers: Uphold ‘the truest human right, the...

VATICAN CITY  -- Health care professionals always must "promote the dignity and life of each person and reject any compromise in the direction of...

Pope Francis begins New Year with apology for losing his patience;...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis began the New Year with an apology for losing his patience the night before with a woman who grabbed...

Put the phone away and communicate with each other, Pope Francis...

VATICAN CITY-- Pope Francis prayed that people all over the world would end 2019 "in peace, peace in their hearts," and that families would...

Pope Francis ‘Urbi et Orbi’ 2019: Prayers that Christmas softens hardened...

VATICAN CITY -- The light of peace, hope and salvation brought into the world with the birth of Jesus is stronger than the darkness...

Pope Francis lifts secrecy obligation for those who report having been...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has abolished the obligation of secrecy for those who report having been sexually abused by a priest and for...

Pope Francis commemorates 50 years as priest by presenting writings of...

ROME -- As part of the celebrations for his 50th anniversary of priesthood, Pope Francis chose to personally present a multi-volume collection of writings...

Sainthood causes require thorough investigation, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY — The saints are “the true light of the church,” so before they are proposed to all Catholics for imitation and veneration,...

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