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Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

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‘The Smiling Pope’– Pope John Paul I attributed a miracle by...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, clearing the way...

U.S. death row chaplain receives ‘Guardian of Life’ award from papal...

VATICAN CITY — Death row inmates in Florida’s prisons refer to their 6-foot-by-9-foot cell as their “house,” with some having lived in their “house”...

Pope Francis tells older priests that aging is not a disease,...

VATICAN CITY — Getting to be a ripe old age is a privilege, Pope Francis told older priests. If facing an illness, that too, becomes...

Rebuild of Swiss Guard barracks will make room for families and,...

VATICAN CITY — A complete rebuild and expansion of the living quarters for the Swiss Guard will not only improve life for guards and...

Pontifical canon lawyers working on draft of new norms for handling...

VATICAN CITY -- During a lengthy radio interview aired Sept. 1, Pope Francis denied reporters' rumors of a presumed retirement, saying the idea of...

Pope Francis says withdrawal from Afghanistan lacked foresight of all ‘eventualities’

VATICAN CITY — The chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan was due in part to a lack of foreseeing all possible eventualities, Pope...

Pope Francis: Let us not to waste time ‘polluting the world...

VATICAN CITY  -- Complaining is a poison that causes anger, resentment and sadness, and closes one's heart to God, Pope Francis said. "Let us ask...

Pope Francis on the Feast of the Assumption: Mary shows us...

VATICAN CITY  -- Mary's assumption into heaven reminds people that they are also called by God to eternal life in heaven through humility and...

Italian police investigating source of letter containing bullets addressed to Pope...

ROME-- Italian police have launched an investigation after postal workers discovered an envelope containing three bullets and addressed to "the pope." News reports said the...

Pope Francis extends his blessing on the Olympics: ‘In this time...

VATICAN CITY -- As thousands of athletes gathered for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Pope Francis gave them his blessing and extended it...

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