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Pope Francis: Church reform must involve faith, prayer

VATICAN CITY  -- Without prayer, everything crumbles and any initiatives for church reform will just be proposals by some group and not the inspiration...

Legal lessons: Past sexual abuse cases help train canon lawyers, according...

VATICAN CITY  -- When Pope Francis abolished the "pontifical secret" covering the church's judicial handling of cases of the sexual abuse of minors, it...

Iraq visit for Pope Francis was ‘sign of hope’ for suffering...

VATICAN CITY -- Despite years of suffering due to war and terrorism, the people of Iraq continue to look to the future with hope,...

Vatican moves Pope Francis’ general audiences back to livestream-only after positive...

VATICAN CITY — After someone attending Pope Francis’ weekly general tested positive for COVID-19, the Vatican announced the audiences would return to being livestreamed...

Evolving door: New Year may bring new opportunities for women at...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis opened 2020 with a strong call to acknowledge the dignity of women, end violence against them and stop the...

Pope Francis prays for Albania after earthquake leaves dozens dead

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. "I would like...

Pope Francis denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the...

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 revamps Vatican City State structures, laws to boost oversight

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis approved a new set of laws concerning the structure and governance of Vatican City State in an effort to...

Voices of Faith — Women share their stories at Vatican International...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In the heart of Vatican City, dozens of women from around the world gathered to share their stories of...

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