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No challenge to doctrine of church on gay marriage from Pope...

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican Secretariat of State has sent an explanatory note to nuncios around the world insisting that when Pope Francis spoke...

Pope Francis reiterates civil rights of gay couples, says ‘It is...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their...

Documentary ‘Francesco’ is about humanity, and Pope Francis tries to point...

VATICAN CITY -- Although his film is called "Francesco," director Evgeny Afineevsky said the main character of his new documentary "is us, humanity," and...

In new book, pope discusses traditional marriage, sins of the flesh,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — By virtue of its very definition, marriage can only be between a man and a woman, Pope Francis said...

Pope Francis suggests church could tolerate some civil unions

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church could tolerate some types of nonmarital civil unions as a practical measure to...

N.J. governor vetoes same-sex marriage bill

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Feb. 17 made good on his pledge to veto a bill legalizing same-sex marriage passed by...

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