(RNS) A reworked version of purgatory is something that has intrigued some Protestants, and it seems to have won over more than a few.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Judas, poor man, is the one who closed himself to love and that is why he became a traitor,” Pope Francis said.
ROME (RNS) About 300 exorcists from around the world held their first-ever convention in Rome and expressed concern about the number of people turning to Satanism and the occult.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,” Pope Francis said.
(RNS) Seven churches in California received notifications from their insurers that elective surgical abortion coverage would be required as part of their employee health plans.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis also took aim at practices that have been hotly debated in the U.S, such as the so-called “extraordinary rendition” of terror suspects to other countries.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “How can you hear a confession about somebody abusing a child and the matter must be sealed up and you mustn’t talk about it?” asked Archbishop of York John Sentamu.
ROME (RNS) The Rev. Luigi Ciotti has had police escorts before, but when a notorious Sicilian boss issued a death threat from his jail cell a couple of months ago, the authorities immediately doubled Ciotti’s protection.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Want to taste Pope Francis’ empanadas, or John Paul’s pierogis? A new cookbook shows you how.