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The Vatican ended its crackdown on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the major umbrella group for American nuns. Under the previous pope, an investigation and overhaul was launched against the group for straying from church teachings. To discuss the…
By Carey Reed
Pope Francis reemphasized the need for humility and a sense of justice among Catholic church leaders during a ceremony Saturday to name 20 new cardinals.
In remarks for Christmas before the Roman Curia, Pope Francis delivered a scathing review of the behavior of Vatican officials, decrying the "spiritual Alzheimers" that makes them forget their real purpose. Gwen Ifill talks to Kevin Eckstrom of the Religion…
By Rialda Zukic
Catholic bishops reversed on Saturday their initial welcome of gays, showing deep divisions on homosexuality and marriage at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has called for a more humble approach on the Catholic Church's handling of matters such as divorce, pre-marital sex and contraception.
By Ellen Rolfes
While the pope's spokesman said that Francis had "no political agenda or proposals to make" during his trip to Israel, Francis' presence in the Holy Land, in Palestinian territory and Jerusalem, was filled with political implications.
Pope Francis met with King Abdullah in Jordan Saturday on the first day of a three-day tour of the Middle East, stressing the relationships between Christianity, Judaism and Islam. This is only the fourth visit of a pope to the…
Pope Francis has chosen two iconic 20th century popes to be canonized. Jeffrey Brown gets reaction and background from Patricia McGuire of Trinity Washington University and John Allen of The Boston Globe on the political motives behind the pairing, the…
By Anya van Wagtendonk
In remarks quoted by Vatican radio Friday, Pope Francis “personallyasked forgiveness for sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests.
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