Sep 11, 2013 - 11:04 am .- A German bishop has voiced his support of Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg, who made headlines recently for being accused of leading a luxurious lifestyle.
Sep 11, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Catholic clergy in England and Wales say more people are going to confession, and many credit both Pope Francis' election and Benedict XVI's 2010 papal visit for inspiring the trend.
Sep 10, 2013 - 12:21 pm .- Outgoing Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, chose to step down in advance of his anticipated replacement date after going undefended against accusations of corruption, according to a Vatican official.
Sep 10, 2013 - 10:32 am .- Just two months after paying a visit to immigrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa, Pope Francis visited a group of refugees at a Jesuit-run center in Rome today.
Sep 5, 2013 - 02:49 pm .- As world leaders meet in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the G20 summit, Pope Francis has sent a message urging against military involvement in Syria.
Sep 5, 2013 - 04:12 am .- A new encyclical that is being written by Pope Francis will help address how to live out a vow of poverty in the modern world, according to one cardinal.
Sep 5, 2013 - 12:08 am .- After slamming critics of its decision to sponsor a reality TV show featuring objectionable content, Coca Cola Spain is facing boycotts of the company's products throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
Sep 4, 2013 - 04:08 am .- German officials’ seizure of four home-schooled children last week prompted strong objections from American home schooling advocates who say the country’s ban on home schooling violates human rights.
Sep 3, 2013 - 04:11 pm .- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has offered a positive assessment of his nearly seven year-long tenure as Vatican Secretary of State, which will come to an end this October.
Sep 3, 2013 - 02:06 pm .- Former students of Benedict XVI met for the first time without him this year for their annual “Schülerkreis” discussions, although they were able to see the former Pope briefly for Mass.
Aug 30, 2013 - 11:59 am .- The Augustinian order is working on devising ways to evangelize secularized Europe and young people during the next few years, said members at the group’s meeting in Rome.
Aug 29, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- Franciscan Sister Teresa Losada, known in Spain as “the nun of the immigrants,” died Aug. 25 at the age of 70 in the town of San Vicente dels Horts after a long battle with cancer.
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:14 pm .- A 44-year-old woman from Argentina said that after writing a letter to Pope Francis telling him that she had been raped by a local police officer, the Pope called her to tell her, “You are not alone.”
Aug 22, 2013 - 12:25 pm .- The Archdiocese of Madrid has announced that this fall, the beatification cause of Auxiliary Bishop Eugenio Romero Pose will officially be opened.
Aug 20, 2013 - 04:10 pm .- A priest in southern Italy believes that local mafia members may be behind a recent attack on his parish after he preached critically about them and called them to conversion.
Aug 20, 2013 - 02:24 am .- A citizen-led initiative in Europe is nearing the one million signatures needed to prompt a discussion on human life and push for an end to funding of abortion and embryo-destroying research.
Aug 20, 2013 - 12:07 am .- Pope Francis welcomed the 34th Rimini Meeting, an annual gathering organized by the lay movement Communion and Liberation, by encouraging participants to bring Christ to those who do not know him.
Aug 19, 2013 - 12:28 pm .- After a decade of struggling with cancer and other illnesses, a 58-year-old woman from Madrid has found comfort and renewed strength from a recent encounter with Pope Francis.
Aug 16, 2013 - 01:49 pm .- Bishop Mario Iceta of Bilbao, Spain, said that like Mary, we should allow our lives to be used to offer hope to those in all forms of poverty, as well as to young people.
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:29 pm .- Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi said his audience with Pope Francis on August 13 in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall was a moment that he will never forget.