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All religious leaders should turn away hatred, violence, exploitation

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Every religious leader must unmask and condemn any attempt to use God's name to perpetuate evil and to justify...

Pope answers questions about couple’s in-flight convalidation

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' decision to convalidate the marriage of two flight attendants in the air sent waves of turbulence through...

Pope apologizes to sex abuse victims, defends accused Chilean bishop

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM PERU -- Pope Francis apologized to victims of clergy sex abuse, saying he unknowingly wounded them by...

Pope Francis leaves Chile, Peru with consistent message of unity, dialogue

Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru -- Pope Francis tackled politically charged issues during his weeklong visit to Chile and Peru, decrying human trafficking, environmental destruction,...

Pope meets with survivors of clergy sex abuse in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said, but his...

Jerusalem’s ‘universal value’ must be protected, Pope Francis writes to grand...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Christians, Muslims and Jews who are sincere about their faith must be committed to protecting the special character of...

Pope Francis says violence against women cannot be treated as normal

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (CNS) -- Society cannot look the other way and allow a culture that demeans the dignity of women to persist, Pope...

Amazonians need defense of life, earth, cultures, Pope Francis tells Peru

Catholic News Service PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru -- Pope Francis called on indigenous people of the Amazon to work with missionaries and bishops to shape a...

Pope officiates at impromptu wedding aboard flight in Chile

Catholic News Service ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO IQUIQUE, Chile -- Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony...

Pope to Mapuche: No culture better than another

Catholic News Service TEMUCO, Chile -- Celebrating Mass in a land steeped in indigenous history and culture, Pope Francis said the greatest threat facing humanity...

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