Religion News Service is excited to announce the addition of four new bloggers — Chris Stedman, Basyle “Boz” Tchividjian, Tobin Grant and Laura Turner — to expand and diversify our lineup of commentators on issues relating to religion, spirituality and ethics.
(RNS) After growing criticism that Pope Francis has not given sufficient attention to the clergy sex abuse scandal, Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley said Thursday that the pope will create a special commission to advise him and church leaders on ways to address the crisis.
(RNS) Pope Francis has captivated the public by embracing disfigured pilgrims at the Vatican, cold-calling the downtrodden and washing the feet of young people at a detention center, but he has yet to meet with abuse victims.
(RNS) Recent conversions of former Byzantine-era churches from museums into mosques, encouraged by religious and political leaders, have caused alarm among religious minorities and Turkey’s Christian neighbors.
(RNS) The project brings rare and priceless religious and cultural collections to a global audience for the first time in history.
(RNS) Escaping the “gilded cage” of the papal apartments has been a dream of many popes who fear losing touch with ordinary life. Here are five examples, mostly true, of other Catholic churchmen who have gone off the grid.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is starting to raise the political profile of the Vatican to levels not seen since the height of John Paul II’s papacy.
(RNS) All but an estimated 10 or so Angel Moroni sculptures on temples worldwide are the work of Karl Quilter who died last week.
(RNS) While most American evangelicals do not usually read papal pronouncements, it would be a shame if we did not familiarize ourselves with Francis’ newest document, for there is much in it that evangelicals could embrace.