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Breaking news: McCarrick removed from the priesthood, found guilty of abuse

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington. The...

Meet your Vatican softball team … well, not exactly

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican announced its plans to take a leap of faith into the wide world of sports with the creation of...

Vatican decision on McCarrick laicization could be issued by mid-January

WASHINGTON -- As U.S. bishops gathered in early January at a seminary in Illinois to pray and reflect about the American church's sex abuse...

Vietnam, Vatican agree to upgrade diplomatic relations in near future

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Delegations from the Vatican and from Vietnam reported continued progress in their discussions, including agreeing on "upgrading" relations with a...

USCCB leader: ‘Loyalty and devotion’ of the conference ‘in these difficult...

BALTIMORE -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was leaving the bishops' fall general assembly Nov. 14 more hopeful...

Vatican publishes list of synod participants, including papal nominees

VATICAN CITY -- To the list of members of the Synod of Bishops elected by national bishops' conferences, Pope Francis added cardinals from 14...

Dark to light: Buried under scaffolding, Holy Stairs set for resurrection

VATICAN CITY -- With large sheets of plain plywood blocking public access to the Holy Stairs, one woman lovingly touched a large color photograph...

Ex-Vatican diplomat Msgr. Capella found guilty of distributing child porn

VATICAN CITY -- A Vatican court found Msgr. Carlo Alberto Capella, a former staff member at the Vatican nunciature in Washington, guilty of possessing...

Lesson for Vatican communications: Never alter an image

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest...

IOC invites Vatican to take part in Winter Olympics ceremonies

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- For the first time, the International Olympic Committee has invited a Vatican delegation not only to take part in...

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