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Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

VATICAN CITY — The president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, told Pope Francis that a “human voice” was needed to speak up in the world...

Pope names Dallas’ former bishop to serve as chamberlain

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has named Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, 71, the prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, to...

Pope calls on world leaders to eradicate poverty, hunger

ROME — Sustainable development in rural areas is key to making poverty and hunger a thing of the past, Pope Francis said. In an address...

Caution raised against ‘inflated expectations’ as Vatican protection of minors summit...

VATICAN CITY -- All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors...

Explaining excommunication and reminding homilists of appropriate length: Opinion

BY FATHER KENNETH DOYLE Q. From what we are seeing on social media here in New York state, there seems to be some misunderstanding about...

Trafficking statistics do not reveal real extent of modern slavery

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has called human trafficking “a crime against humanity.” Whether it be child labor, illegal adoptions, forced marriage, illegally obtained organs,...

Following Jesus is a daily choice, pope tells religious at Vatican

VATICAN CITY — The choice to follow God in life is not just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but a decision that is made every day,...

Pope, on flight, talks about dialogue, war, abuse of women religious

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Pope Francis told reporters he is more afraid of the consequences of not...

Pope Francis to politicians: See the unborn as as people who will...

VATICAN CITY — Appealing to the world's leaders and policymakers, Pope Francis called for protecting the unborn and seeing these new lives as people...

Pope Francis arrives in Abu Dhabi, praying for nearby Yemen

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The sun had set long before Pope Francis arrived in Abu Dhabi Feb. 3, but Sheik Mohammed bin...

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