VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Every day, I pray with the Psalms of David,” Pope Francis said. “My prayer is Jewish, then I have the Eucharist, which is Christian.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “There is nothing to worry about,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said. “His life has been very intense in the past few weeks. It is totally normal for the pope to rest.”
(RNS) In 1929, the Vatican effectively ended the option of married clergy in Eastern rite Catholic churches in the United States, citing a fear that Roman Catholics would ask for the same policy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare,” Pope Francis told the Israeli and Palestinian presidents. “It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict, yes to dialogue and no to violence.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Last summer, Pope Francis did not take a break and did not decamp to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo, a move church officials said was part of his desire to downplay the trappings of the papacy and to save money.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican said the pope named four experts from Switzerland, Singapore, the United States and Italy to replace the all-Italian board of the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority.
(RNS) When Pope Francis warned married couples not to substitute pets and vacation homes for children, was that a slap against childless couples? Some people thought so.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Their stories … moved me deeply,” Pope Francis said after 500 inmates facing life in prison without parole sent letters to the Vatican.