(RNS) Revamping the Vatican and overhauling its bureaucracy is only the beginning of Pope Francis’ ambitious agenda, which includes advocating for immigrants, saving the environment and helping resolve international conflicts.
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HAVANA (Reuters) – Overall, an estimated 50 dissidents have been detained and prevented from attending papal events, said a Cuban human rights group.
NEW YORK (Reuters) Catholic gay rights leaders hope a low-key approach will improve relations with the Roman Catholic Church without offending Pope Francis.
(RNS) As Washington prepares to welcome the pontiff, pols and pundits are trying to figure out if Francis’ appearances will help, or hurt, one party or the other.
(RNS) Behind the Jesuit label lies a brand of spirituality that includes a passion for justice, a missionary zeal, a focus on engaging the wider world and a preference for collaboration.
The family of four are Melkite Greek Catholics from Damascus. They arrived Sept. 6, the day Pope Francis called on European parishes to open their doors to refugees.
With his simple, thoughtful and often pithy comments, Pope Francis is showing himself to be among the most quotable popes. Here’s a sampling.
The Vatican has turned part of lavish Castelgondolfo – which the frugal Pope Francis has avoided – into a museum and linked it to Rome via a train.
(RNS) Cardinal Raymond Burke told an audience at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio that marriage is under “diabolical attack” by both modern culture and church insiders.