JERUSALEM (Reuters) The attack on a Christian holy site, possibly by Jewish ultra-nationalists, seems to up the ante from previous incidents. “This time it amounts to a real call to murder Christians,” said a church spokesman.
(RNS) The diminution of investigative reporting places a deeper responsibility on faith communities to seek out the truth and to insist on transparency from authorities.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis, a professed technology “dinosaur,” met with Eric Schmidt. But the pair may have discussed more than getting the pope up to speed with the digital age.
(RNS) The reform-minded pontiff is using an old-fashioned practice with a shady past to promote his focus on mercy. Not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.
PARIS (RNS) The new guidelines suggest ecumenical services have two presiders, one Catholic and one Lutheran, and several prayer readers of both faiths.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The actor who won an Oscar for an improbable comedy about the Holocaust brought his signature blend of humor and seriousness to the Vatican to help his hero, the pope.
(RNS) Euthanasia for terminally ill adults is legal — and popular — but opposition is growing now that it’s allowed for terminally ill children and people with severe mental illness.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In his annual address to diplomats at the Holy See, Francis said governments have a “two-fold moral responsibility” to protect both citizens and migrants.
(RNS) Benedict’s older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, directed the famous choir when most of the abuse allegedly occurred.