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Judgment Day: New book claims Vatican close to financial ruin

VATICAN CITY — An Italian author who was once tried and acquitted by a Vatican court for publishing leaked documents is claiming in a...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of security chief Domenico Giani after leak...

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Domenico Giani, head of the Vatican police, nearly two weeks after an internal security notice...

Women religious should have vote at Synod of Bishops for the...

VATICAN CITY -- While the Catholic Church has made strides to include the voice of women, especially in the Synod of Bishops for the...

Bishop highlights need for lay ministries in Amazon

VATICAN CITY — Lay men and women involved in ministry have been fundamental in spreading the Gospel and furthering the Catholic Church’s mission in...

Synod members call for greater role of women, laity in ministry

VATICAN CITY — Synod participants offered several proposals to address the lack of priests in the Amazon region, including revising the formation program for...

Pope Francis hires anti-Mafia prosecutor to run court system at Vatican

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has appointed a retired anti-Mafia prosecutor to head the Vatican City State's judicial system. Giuseppe Pignatone, 70, was named Oct....

Pope Francis says Christians have ‘moral duty’ to help migrants, refugees

VATICAN CITY -- Christians have a moral obligation to show God's care for all those who are marginalized, especially migrants and refugees, Pope Francis...

Slander and false witness kills, ‘born from a desire to destroy...

VATICAN CITY -- The act of bearing false witness to destroy someone is an attack against the body of the church, Pope Francis said. Christians...

Climbers exist inside the church, too, pope says

VATICAN CITY — People who race to get top positions often feel superior to others, an attitude that destroys the possibility for fellowship and...

Hypocrisy of ‘spiritual tourism’ destroys the church, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Christians who focus more on being superficially close to the church rather than care for their fellow brothers and sisters are...

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