(RNS) Pope Francis said Thursday (Jan. 15) he plans to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra during the papal visit to the U.S. in September, an indication that the pontiff may be mulling a stop near the U.S.-Mexico border.
(RNS) A Napa Valley winery has always displayed its Catholic roots quietly, but a new “Cabernet FRANCis” is showing off its allegiance — and has gained some attention from il Papa himself.
(RNS) Pope Francis said there were limits to self-expression when it involved insulting or ridiculing people’s faith.
(RNS) Many Catholic conservatives view Francis’ ecological push as further evidence of the liberal tilt of his papacy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Vatican and the pope may be targets … but it is not opportune to feed a state of particular alarm, because at the moment it is neither justified or well-founded,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope departed from his prepared text which included the phrase “give them milk,” and inserted the Italian term “allattateli,” which means “breastfeed them.”
(RNS) Sister Donna Markham will be the first female chief of Catholic Charities USA in its 105-year history.
(RNS) Bishop Johan Bonny has been touted as a future leader of Belgium’s Catholic hierarchy, but will his controversial proposals hurt his prospects?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Yazidis are a Kurdish-speaking people who follow an ancient religion blending elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity and local folk beliefs.