VATICAN CITY (RNS) At 78, Pope Francis isn’t expected to have a lengthy pontificate. So how does he beat the clock to ensure his reforms live on after he does?
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Since 1970, Kenya has faced repeated droughts, which experts say are more frequent, shorter in duration but more intense.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Transforming the dynamic of Vatican power is key to what Pope Francis considers his greater goal: reorienting Catholicism itself to face the new challenges of the third millennium.
WASHINGTON (RNS) He’s reached statistical tie for top ratings with the immensely popular late pope, who always scored more than 9 in 10 positive views from Catholics.
NEW YORK (RNS) “The analogy (to the IRA) is somewhat accurate,” said Archbishop Timothy Dolan, an Irish-American who on March 17 will serve as grand marshal of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
(RNS) The result of the poll suggests that appeals based on ethics could be key to shifting the debate over climate change in the United States.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Here’s how you can discover the states and cities where people’s views blow hot or cold on these divisive issues, and where there’s some “surprising consensus.”
The Lord is waiting for you and the Church will welcome you if your willingness to serve good is as clear and public as your choice to serve evil was,” Pope Francis said.
ROME (RNS) New Ways Ministry and a similar Catholic LGBT organization in Britain are finding support from the Catholic hierarchy in their efforts to meet the pontiff.