(RNS) Mehmet Ali Agca’s expulsion came two days after he placed flowers on the late pope’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “My thoughts go out to all the children today who are killed and mistreated, be it those even before they are born who are deprived of the generous love of their parents and buried in the egoism of a culture that does not love life.”
(RNS) “When we realize that God is in love with our smallness, that he made himself small in order to better encounter us, we cannot help but open our hearts to him, and beseech him: “Lord, help me to be like you.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Cardinal Walter Kasper said the pope was like “a Jesuit spiritual guide” and wanted senior clerics to reactivate their “evangelical spirit.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Islam is a religion of peace, one which is compatible with respect for human rights and peaceful coexistence,” the pope said.
(RNS) Why is the Virgin Birth the lynchpin of Christianity? Was it miracle or metaphor? And can you call yourself a Christian if you can’t accept the idea of the Virgin Birth?
Religion News Service Editor-in-Chief Kevin Eckstrom talks to Gwen Ifill on PBS NewsHour on Monday night about Pope Francis’ latest diagnosis of the ills that ail the Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Part psychologist, part oncologist, here’s Pope Francis’ diagnosis for what ails the church’s central bureaucracy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis attacked the “terrorism of gossip” and the danger of cliques that “enslave their members and become a cancer that threatens the harmony of the body” and eventually kill it by “friendly fire.”