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.
By PBS NewsHour
A gathering of bishops convened by Pope Francis broke new ground on some taboos of the Catholic faith. While there was no change in doctrine on cohabitation, divorce and homosexuality, the Church signaled a shift away from condemning people who…
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 News Desk
In the spirit of fellowship, South America's first pope says he will remain neutral during the World Cup competition in Brazil this month.
By Kayla Ruble
Pope Francis hosted the presidents of Israel and Palestine to the Vatican for a prayer summit on Sunday evening in a move meant to inspire a renewed interests in peace talks from both sides.
In our news wrap Tuesday, the military-backed Egyptian government extended voting for a third day and kept polls open later to boost the number of voters, but Islamists boycotted the election over the Army crackdown that’s left hundreds dead or…
Juggling the political and religious rivalries between Israel and the Palestinians during his trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis called on Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres to join him at the Vatican for prayer and reflection. Jeffrey Brown gets…
In charged acts of political symbolism, Pope Francis stopped at some of the holiest sites for Jews and Muslims during a trip to the Middle East. Pope Francis called for renewed peace talks, and became the first pontiff to refer…
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.
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