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Pope’s Christmas greeting warns Vatican officials of being prone to spiritual...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ Christmas greeting to the Vatican bureaucracy this year was an extended warning against a host of spiritual...

Pope Francis turns 78, begins series of talks on the family

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — At his last weekly public audience of 2014, Pope Francis started a series of talks on the family with...

U.S. asks Vatican for help in relocating Guantanamo detainees

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY —U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Vatican counterpart Dec. 15, and asked him to support the Obama...

Pope Francis to create new cardinals in February

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will create new cardinals Feb. 14, following a two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals that will discuss...

Pope Francis prays in Istanbul mosque, rallies local Christians

Catholic News Service ISTANBUL — A day after hearing Turkish leaders demand the West show more respect for Islam, Pope Francis prayed alongside a Muslim...

Pope, Turkish leaders trade concerns about religious discrimination against Christians and...

Catholic News Service ANKARA, Turkey — Interreligious dialogue dominated Pope Francis’ first day in Turkey, with the pope and Turkish leaders frankly stating their...

Pope Francis defends traditional marriage as a matter of ‘human ecology’

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for preserving the family as an institution based on marriage between a man and a woman,...

Pope Francis confirms he will visit Philadelphia next September

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first...

Pope removes Cardinal Burke from Vatican post

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis removed U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, 66, as head of the Vatican's highest court and named him...

Pope Francis says annulments should be cheaper, more efficient

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said the church’s marriage annulment process should be more efficient and perhaps even free of charge, and...

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