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Pope Francis prays for Albania after earthquake leaves dozens dead

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. "I would like...

Pope Francis fields questions on Vatican finances, nuclear energy, turmoil in...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM JAPAN -- Questions about Vatican finances, especially those involving a real estate deal in London, are serious, but they...

Pope Francis at Japan’s Sophia University says he ‘sensed a yearning’...

TOKYO -- Pope Francis spent his last morning in Japan at the Jesuit-run Sophia University, celebrating Mass with his Jesuit confreres, visiting aged members...

Pope Francis at Japan nuclear disaster site: ‘What kind of world,...

TOKYO -- While not adopting the Japanese bishops' opposition to nuclear power plants as his own, Pope Francis insisted the 2011 meltdown at the...

No nukes: Pope expected to take aim at new arms race...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ top aide made no secret of what will be on the pope’s mind when he visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...

Details released for November trip to Thailand, Japan by Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY -- Peace, interreligious dialogue and respectful missionary outreach will be the top themes when Pope Francis visits Thailand and Japan in late...

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis will finally fulfill his desire to be a missionary to Japan when he visits the country, as well as...

On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

VATICAN CITY — With the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the bishops of Japan are renewing calls...

Christian business approach offers second chances, promotes sharing, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — A truly Christian approach to running a business would be modeled after the father in the Gospel story of...

Francis once had a pet parrot… And nine other things you...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran walked onto the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, telling the crowds in Latin: “I...

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