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German Archbishop Hesse, Bishop Schwaderlapp offer resignations in wake of abuse...

HAMBURG, Germany -- Hamburg Archbishop Stefan Hesse has offered his resignation to Pope Francis in the wake of a report on the Cologne Archdiocese's...

Cancellation of major Christmas markets in Germany, Austria this year spells...

BERLIN -- In other years, the glitter of Nuremberg's Christmas market during Advent attracts around 2 million visitors from all over the world. This...

Christians who reject all refugees are ‘hypocrites,’ pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like “the contradiction of...

Pope tells European leaders that he dreams of continent’s rejuvenated and...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — As Europe faces an unprecedented influx of immigrants and refugees while struggling to counter continued economic woes, Pope Francis...

German cardinal complains about Vatican vetoes of bishop nominees

BONN, Germany — A German cardinal said names of candidates submitted to the Vatican as potential bishops are being vetoed by “unauthorized people” in...

Encyclical comes with message for all, Vatican speakers say

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on creation has come at an crucial time as increasing disregard for life and the...

Pope confirms election of new Berlin archbishop

Catholic News Service The election of Bishop Heiner Koch of Dresden-Meissen, Germany, as archbishop of Berlin follows tradition and stems from good church-state relations, said...

Vatican ‘ever greens’: Christmas tree comes early to St. Peter’s Square

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — If Germans are known for being punctual, it turns out even their trees show up early. This year’s Christmas tree...

Step out of the pope- mobile, please

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican said Pope Benedict XVI greeted with a smile the news that a German citizen had filed a...

Pope decries hedonism denigrating women

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to prostitution and pornography, saying the practices denigrate women and represent "a serious lack...

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