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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 72, longtime papal...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has accepted Cardinal Angelo Becciu's resignation as prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes and his renunciation of the...

Pope Francis brought message of encouragement to United States in 2015

WASHINGTON — Although the thought of standing with throngs of people for hours at a time seems foreign now in the midst of the...

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights presents challenges more than...

"No one shall be held in slavery or servitude," the United Nations declared in the fourth article of its 1948 landmark Universal Declaration of...

Pope Francis tells elderly, ill priests ‘the Lord carries the cross...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis reminded elderly and ill priests that they need not be afraid of suffering because Christ is always there to...

What does accompaniment ask of us in this time of collective...

By definition, trauma is a painful experience that disturbs and distresses the one who experiences it; it causes us to believe that we are...

In Marian pilgrimage letter, Pope Francis also encourages families as school...

VATICAN CITY  -- In a letter to people participating in a virtual Marian pilgrimage, Pope Francis offered words of encouragement to families struggling amid...

Pope Francis: Medical institutions should place patient care over financial gain

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said that when it comes to treating patients, especially women, doctors and medical institutions should place their care...

The common good must motivate search for coronavirus vaccine, Pope Francis...

VATICAN CITY -- The common good -- and not political or economic gain -- should be at the heart of the race to find...

Young people provide great lesson on ‘synodality,’ Pope Francis writes in...

VATICAN CITY — Young Catholics are giving the church a valuable lesson in the real meaning of “synodality,” Pope Francis wrote. “They have asked us...

Pope Francis trip to Assisi in October ‘will give church, people...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will travel to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow...

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