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In war, human dignity must be protected, pope tells military chaplains

VATICAN CITY — Military chaplains are called to educate the consciences of members of the armed forces so that even in war, the opposing...

With new decree, Pope Francis makes Vatican Secret Archives no longer...

VATICAN CITY -- Citing the negative misinterpretations that the word "secret" implies, Pope Francis has changed the name of the Vatican Secret Archives to...

Women deacons in Catholic church enabled by 2009 initiative of Pope...

VATICAN CITY -- A change to the Code of Canon Law made by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 provides a canonical path to allow...

Judgment Day: New book claims Vatican close to financial ruin

VATICAN CITY — An Italian author who was once tried and acquitted by a Vatican court for publishing leaked documents is claiming in a...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of security chief Domenico Giani after leak...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Domenico Giani, head of the Vatican police, nearly two weeks after an internal security notice...

Women religious should have vote at Synod of Bishops for the...

VATICAN CITY -- While the Catholic Church has made strides to include the voice of women, especially in the Synod of Bishops for the...

Bishop highlights need for lay ministries in Amazon

VATICAN CITY — Lay men and women involved in ministry have been fundamental in spreading the Gospel and furthering the Catholic Church’s mission in...

Synod members call for greater role of women, laity in ministry

VATICAN CITY — Synod participants offered several proposals to address the lack of priests in the Amazon region, including revising the formation program for...

Pope Francis hires anti-Mafia prosecutor to run court system at Vatican

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has appointed a retired anti-Mafia prosecutor to head the Vatican City State's judicial system. Giuseppe Pignatone, 70, was named Oct....

Pope Francis says Christians have ‘moral duty’ to help migrants, refugees

VATICAN CITY -- Christians have a moral obligation to show God's care for all those who are marginalized, especially migrants and refugees, Pope Francis...

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