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Francis speaks of his longing for Christian unity in video to...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In an unusual video message, recorded on an iPhone by a Pentecostal pastor Pope Francis knew in Argentina, the...

Pope opens meeting of cardinals by calling for ‘loving,’ ‘courageous’ approach...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Opening a two-day meeting of the world’s cardinals, Pope Francis said the church's pastoral approach to helping couples must...

Be brave, don’t wait to go to confession, pope says at...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — If you haven't been to confession recently, don’t wait, Pope Francis told people at his weekly general audience. One...

Pope Francis, dual citizen, renews his Argentina passport

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is the sovereign of Vatican City and has a Holy See passport. But even dressed in papal white, Jorge...

Pope, cardinal advisers discussing reform of Vatican offices

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis met for the third time in late February with his international Council of Cardinals, an eight-member group...

Facing the truth about ourselves is a step toward holiness, pope...

Catholic News Service ROME — Being truthful about what is in one's heart isn’t always easy, but it is an essential step to living a...

Pope suggests three phrases to preserve romance: ‘may I?’ ‘thank you,’...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Greeting thousands of engaged couples on the feast of St. Valentine, Pope Francis told them not to be afraid...

Going to Mass should be a life-changing event, pope says at...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Going to Mass and receiving the Eucharist should make a difference in the way Catholics live, Pope Francis said;...

Pope plans to visit Sri Lanka

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When civil strife, conflict and bloodshed have pitted people of different ethnic groups against one another, reconciliation is particularly...

Thinking of marriage as defined by personal needs leads to divorce...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said contemporary ideas of marriage as an arrangement defined by personal needs promote a mentality of divorce,...

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