VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Middle East is high on the pope’s agenda and Francis has been particularly outspoken about worsening violence in Syria and Iraq and the persecution of Christian minorities in both countries.
(RNS) By revoking these papal bulls, the signers said, “all will know that today’s world is different from that of the 15th century as we move away from patterns of domination and dehumanization,” the resolution says.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (RNS) Cardinal Sean Brady’s resignation comes after he turned 75, the age at which cardinals are required to step down.
NEW YORK (RNS) After years of resistance, a group of gays and lesbians will be allowed to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade for the first time under their own banner, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan said he’s OK with that.
(RNS) ” … We don’t want to gobble up a woman a day!” Cardinal Gerhard Mueller told L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, in the edition published on Monday (Sept. 1).
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is not the first pope to celebrate a marriage ceremony but his predecessor Benedict XVI never presided over a marriage during his eight-year pontificate.
(RNS) The letter stands in contrast to a petition launched by conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists who demanded that President Obama sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists.
ROME (RNS) The speech by Bishop Nunzio Galantino, an ally of Pope Francis, is the latest salvo in a debate that is heating up ahead of an October meeting of the world’s top bishops to discuss the church’s policies toward today’s families.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Poland’s ambassador to the Holy See has forcefully condemned the alleged sexual abuse of children by a Polish-born former archbishop and Vatican diplomat, and said Warsaw is considering a fresh request to extradite Jozef Wesolowski to face trial in his homeland.