(RNS) Pope Francis has beatified his controversial predecessor, Paul VI, whom he hails for groundbreaking reforms that are often overlooked. But can Francis succeed where Paul fell short?
Articles tagged “Second Vatican Council”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made reconciliation with traditionalist Catholics a top priority, but was roundly criticized when one of the rehabilitated bishops turned out to be a vocal Holocaust denier.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Paul VI was elected in 1963 and implemented the reforms started by his predecessor, John XXIII, with the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).
(RNS) Religion News Service asked experts, biographers and theologians to assess the two popes who will be canonized on Sunday.
ROME (RNS) Now that a panel of theologians have signed off on a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI, it only requires a review by Pope Francis to be considered official.
ROME (RNS) Paul VI was a pivotal pope for the Roman Catholic Church, even as he is sometimes overshadowed by the more charismatic papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II.
ROME (RNS) The Vatican said it would display for the first time bones believed to be the mortal remains of St. Peter, the leader of Jesus’ 12 apostles, to mark the end of the Year of Faith, Nov. 24.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis waived the requirement for a second miracle credited to Pope John XXIII’s intercession, with the Vatican’s spokesman saying that “no one doubts his virtues.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) After years of simmering tensions with Pope Benedict XVI, Jewish groups say they have a partner in Pope Francis following their first official meeting on Monday.