(RNS) Two-thirds of the nearly 55,000 annulments granted by Catholic Church tribunals around the world each year are in the U.S., even though American Catholics account for just 6 percent of the world’s Catholic population.
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ROME (RNS) The news magazine Panorama said the NSA eavesdropping program also listened in on calls to and from the Vatican, including the phones in the Santa Marta guesthouse that housed Pope Francis and the rest of the College of Cardinals.
ROME (RNS) Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who was considered a leading candidate to become pope in the March conclave that selected Pope Francis, is no stranger to pop music-related controversy.
ROME (RNS) Among the Latin Americans flocking to Rome, the pope’s fellow Argentines are leading the way, with 66 percent more people traveling from the pope’s homeland compared to a year ago.
(RNS) “The point that (Bernardin’s) consistent ethic makes is exactly the same point that Pope Francis is making – let’s look at the whole picture and not just focus almost exclusively on three or so issues,” said Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe, N.M.
ROME (RNS) Crowd estimates were made Tuesday for next year’s canonization of the man who will be known as St. Pope John Paul II.
ROME (RNS) If a new air filter system can’t control the levels of dust, humidity and carbon dioxide inside the Sistine Chapel, then Vatican officials would have to make the “painful decision” to limit visitors.
(RNS) There’s a saying in the Catholic Church that while only God can create the world, only a pope can create cardinals.
ROME (RNS) The Diocese of Freiburg in Germany recently broke ranks and said divorced and remarried Catholics could receive Communion if they were “trying to live according to their faith.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “This is a long task and there have been many suggestions and contributions,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said. “One should not expect conclusions in the short term.”