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U.S. Catholic population shows growth, trends southward

Dec 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

With nearly 62 million people, Catholics make up the largest religious body in 36 U.S. states. Read more

Pope Francis meets with ecumenical delegation from Finland on Jan. 17, 2022.

Pope Francis looks ahead to the 1700th anniversary of the Council of Nicaea in 2025

Jan 17, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis highlighted the upcoming anniversaries of two major events in Church history as moments that can help Christians seek... Read more

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist church in Chicago. Illinois.

Will LGBT activists split the Methodists?

Mar 29, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

While the United Methodist Church has reaffirmed traditional Christian teaching on controversial LGBT issues, some American leaders in the denomination... Read more

As LGBT push fails, Methodists reaffirm marriage, sexuality teachings

Feb 28, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

A major gathering of the United Methodist Church has reaffirmed its teaching on homosexuality, rejecting same-sex unions and the ordination... Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Irish archbishop: The sacrifice of Protestants and Catholics in WWI should unite us

Nov 12, 2018

Irish Protestants and Catholics should see the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day as an opportunity to build peace and reconciliation,... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper.

German bishops react to Vatican decision on Communion for Protestants

Jun 8, 2018

Several German bishops have reacted with surprise, consternation and criticism to the Vatican’s rejection of a proposal to allow Protestants married... Read more

Celtic Cross.

Catholics likely to outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland by 2021

Apr 22, 2018

What would have been unthinkable 100 years ago in Northern Ireland will likely soon become a reality - Catholics will... Read more

Pope Francis greets crowds at Castel Gandolfo, July 14, 2013.

Pope Francis visits with evangelicals in southern Italy

Jul 28, 2014

During his visit Monday to an evangelical Christian community in Caserta, Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit creates diversity and... Read more

Pope Francis meets with seminarians of the Pontifical Roman universities, May 12, 2014.

Pope Francis to meet with evangelical pastor

Jul 26, 2014

Pope Francis’ upcoming encounter with the evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino continues the path of dialogue he has walked with... Read more