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Pope expels two Chilean bishops accused of sex abuse from priesthood

VATICAN CITY -- In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis removed from the priesthood two Chilean bishops accused of sexual abuse. In a statement released Oct....

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as Washington archbishop

VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a successor. When...

Mercy, love can heal wounded marriages, pope says

VATICAN CITY — God wants couples to live out their marriage faithfully and not abandon hope when things go awry, Pope Francis said. “A love...

Christians must live the beatitudes, not just preach them, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- With songs, poetry and dance -- including hip-hop -- young people shared with Pope Francis and members of the Synod of...

U.S. Cardinal DiNardo welcomes Holy See steps to confront sexual assault

ROME -- The president of the U.S. bishops' conference welcomed Pope Francis' pledge to fight attempts to cover up cases of sexual abuse and...

Pew Research poll shows lower popularity among Americans for Pope Francis

WASHINGTON -- With Pope Francis midway into the sixth year of his pontificate, the percentage of U.S. Catholics who view him favorably, while still...

Guardian angels are life’s traveling companions, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Christians have guardian angels to encourage and guide them so they won’t become sluggish on their journey in life, Pope Francis...

Pope Francis: Pray to protect church from devil, step up fight...

VATICAN CITY  -- Signaling his belief that the Catholic Church is facing a serious crisis, Pope Francis asked every Catholic in the world to...

Time is now for young people

Next month, Pope Francis will host a synod of bishops on the theme of “Young people, faith and vocational discernment.” This may seem uncomfortable, even...

Archbishop Vigano makes new claims of suppressed documents in McCarrick case

VATICAN CITY -- Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who accused Pope Francis and church officials of failing to...

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