PARIS (RNS) A casual suggestion by a Muslim leader that unused French churches be turned into mosques has created a national outcry.
(RNS) The removals are the latest signs that Pope Francis aims to address the accountability of bishops in the sex abuse scandal, while also removing those who don’t reflect a humble and simple lifestyle.
LVIV, Ukraine (RNS) New monuments to Ukrainian Jews killed by the Nazis give family members a place to visit and pay their respects, seven decades later.
(RNS) The Little Sisters of the Poor — who have refused to comply with the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate — lost their latest court case Tuesday (July 14).
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The trial of the onetime Vatican diplomat, Jozef Wesolowski, was suspended after he was rushed to the hospital. It’s not clear what ails him, or when, or if, the trial will resume.
(RNS) Are Americans ready for a nuanced view of the Spanish missionary’s history in California — and his sanctity — when Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. with the canonization of Serra on his agenda?
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (Reuters) “Let us not be afraid to say it: we want change, real change, structural change,” the pope said, decrying a system that “has imposed the mentality of profit at any price, with no concern for social exclusion or the destruction of nature.”
(RNS) A quick glance at the pope’s 2015 foreign travel agenda — 11 countries across five continents — and the size of the pontiff’s carbon footprint starts to look quite large. But some say the travel is vital to spread his message on climate change.
QUITO (Reuters) “The goods of the earth are meant for everyone, and however much someone may parade his property, it has a social mortgage,” Pope Francis told a group of civic leaders in Quito, Ecuador.