Pope Francis was discharged from the hospital Saturday morning after a three-night stay in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital.
Jacob Stein is visiting a church in Rome each day of Lent this year.
The decree promulgated March 25 extends the Church’s norms for handling of abuse to cover lay leaders of international associations.
On March 24, 1944, all nine members of the Ulma family were killed by the Nazis — including a child still in the womb — for hiding a Jewish family.
The solemnity of the Annunciation on Saturday marks one year since Pope Francis consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To effectively witness to the Gospel, Christians need to be consistent in what they believe, how they live, and what they preach, Pope Francis said.
The Nigerian archbishop was recently appointed by Pope Francis as a secretary for the Vatican’s Dicastery for Evangelization.
Why a little-known book by an 18th-century visionary could be inspiring reading on this feast of St. Joseph.
In the presence of eucharistic adoration, the pope presided over a Lenten penitential service on March 17 to open “24 Hours for the Lord.”
Father Owen Gorman remembers when Masses in Ireland were so crowded on Sundays that people had to sit on the steps outside the church.
A new gap year program gives young people the opportunity to spend one year living in Ireland in an intentional Catholic community.
Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher said that negotiations are underway to make the the Vatican-China deal “work better.”
“Why is it dangerous? Because it blurs differences and the value of men and women,” the pope said.
Pope Francis also speaks about Russia's “imperial” agenda, his thoughts on retirement, and Benedict XVI's funeral in a new round of interviews.
Married priests are common in the Eastern Catholic Church, the pope noted, while the discipline of priestly celibacy is a “temporary prescription” in the Western Church.
The women, who both saw members of their families murdered by Boko Haram, met with the pope at the end of his general audience March 8.
“Every baptized person … whatever his position in the Church or level of education in the faith, is an active subject of evangelization,” the pope said.
Father Marko Rupnik concelebrated Mass at a basilica in Rome on Sunday despite restrictions prohibiting “any public ministerial and sacramental activity.”
The Vatican announced March 7 the nine members of the pope’s Council of Cardinals tasked with assisting the pope “in the governance of the universal Church.”
The messages came at the start of memorial services for the late Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, who was murdered in his Hacienda Heights home Feb. 18.