Nov 11, 2013 - 03:48 pm .- Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 25 at the Vatican, according to the director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi.
Nov 11, 2013 - 11:31 am .- Monsignor Mark O'Toole, whom Pope Francis appointed Bishop of Plymouth on Saturday, has said he is humbled by the appointment and that the Roman Pontiff's example will help form his ministry there.
Nov 8, 2013 - 04:08 am .- Human trafficking is a major scourge to women and children that needs greater international attention, the head of a Catholic medical group in Nigeria told a gathering of experts in Rome.
Nov 7, 2013 - 11:39 am .- Father Deomar De Guedes has resigned as a general counselor of the Legionaries of Christ, citing a lack of energy to confront the challenges of the position.
Nov 7, 2013 - 12:02 am .- At times, Blessed Pope John Paul II was not well informed by his associates, according to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, who for years was particular secretary to the former Pope.
Nov 5, 2013 - 07:30 am .- At a festival in Rome, an Argentinian composer noted the need for sacred music in modern society and spoke of a Mass he wrote honoring his country which draws from both classical and Tango traditions.
Nov 4, 2013 - 06:12 pm .- Experts from around the world gathered at the Vatican this weekend to investigate and discuss the growing practice of “modern slavery” in the form of human trafficking.
Nov 1, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- A new documentary on Pope Francis by the Knights of Columbus, entitled “Francis: The Pope from the New World,” will re-air this Sunday on the U.S. cable channel CNBC.
Oct 30, 2013 - 10:34 am .- A noted French philosopher and friend of retired pontiff Benedict XVI reflected that the former Pope's greatest contribution during his pontificate could be how he addressed the rationality of belief.
Oct 24, 2013 - 01:32 pm .- A priest who has spent 50 years ministering in the east African nation of Burundi has emphasized that the primary focus of the missions is to help spread God's love, rather than caring for merely material needs.
Oct 23, 2013 - 03:37 pm .- A German bishop at the center of intense media controversy for allegedly living a luxurious lifestyle will take a leave of absence from his diocese until the truth can be determined, Vatican officials have said.
Oct 22, 2013 - 12:03 pm .- Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch has said that the success of Syrian rebels could worsen the plight of Christians because of the extreme Islamist elements among the rebel forces.
Oct 22, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Blessed Josefa Martinez' niece says she owes her life to her aunt, who was beatified Oct. 13 alongside 521 other martyrs of the Spanish Civil War.
Oct 17, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- Next year’s synod on the family and evangelization is a chance to renew family life and the Catholic vision of marriage, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England has said.
Oct 16, 2013 - 12:10 pm .- The recent beatification of 522 Spanish martyrs of the 20th century is a testimony to the victory of God’s love, said a local bishop.
Oct 15, 2013 - 03:53 pm .- The introduction of a new Ordinariate Use liturgy for groups of former Anglicans is uniting some of their old traditions to the fullness of the Catholic Church.
Oct 14, 2013 - 07:01 am .- A new documentary produced by the Knights of Columbus traces the background of Pope Francis, offering insight into his life and thought through the words of those who knew him best.
Oct 13, 2013 - 07:03 am .- Ten years after the canonization of Saint Daniel Comboni, the head of the Comboni Missionary Sisters has exhorted the congregation’s members to deepen their focus on Christ as they pursue their founder’s work.
Oct 12, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- Approximately 100 women from around the world gathered in Rome from Oct. 10-12 to discuss the “feminine genius” described by Bl. Pope John Paul II 25 years ago.
Oct 9, 2013 - 10:23 am .- Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the Papal delegate overseeing Regnum Christi and the Legion of Christ, has announced that consecrated women of Regnum Christi will have their first general assembly later this year.