Nearly four months after announcing the establishment of a new Vatican commission to deal more effectively with clergy sex abuse of minors, Pope Francis has named five laypersons — four of them women — to its initial eight-member leadership team.
Pope Francis has committed the Vatican to be a founding member of a new and unprecedented interfaith initiative aimed at eradicating human trafficking and the illegal sales of human organs within the next five years.
If you’re looking for inspirational reading this Lent, pick up Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. It’s his vision for renewing the Church and making the Christian faith more vibrant and operative.
Eight cardinals and seven laymen have been named by Pope Francis as members of the newly created Council for the Economy, a body that will have authority to set policy for the financial and management structures of Vatican City and the Holy See, writes Robert Mickens.
Pope Francis has called on the Church’s religious orders to exercise greater transparency in their administration of finances, reminding them that they are called to be prophetic witnesses of a Christian poverty and ...
Pope Francis has named eight cardinals and seven laymen as members of the newly created Council for the Economy, a body that will have extensive authority to set policy for the financial and management structures of Vatican City and the Holy See.
On Thursday Pope Francis will have completed a year as Bishop of Rome, a year in which he has begun to transform the Church. But be in no doubt, argues our Rome correspondent, of just how wide and how deep go his aims for change
Pope Francis has done it again – he has gone and given another interview to a secular paper! This time it is with Corriere della Sera, arguably Italy’s most authoritative broadsheet. He told its editor he found all the “myth-making” depicting him as “a sort of superman
Pope Francis has urged members of the Congregation for Bishops to do a better job in finding new candidates to head dioceses around the world, saying the Church needs “authentic pastors” that serve and intercede for their people, writes Robert Mickens.
The Catholic Church’s handling of clergy sex abuse of minors has been publicly defended by Pope Francis, who lamented that the Church has been unfairly “attacked” over the way it has dealt with the troubling issue, writes Robert Mickens.