- Vatican: Heart attack killed ex-envoy charged with sex abuse Updated: Aug-29-15 8:43 am
VATICAN CITY - The former papal envoy to the Dominican Republic, who went on trial at the Holy See this summer for alleged sexual abuse of minors, died of a heart attack, according to initial autopsy results, the Vatican said Saturday.
- Vatican gets embroiled in Italy's 'banned books' fray Updated: Aug-28-15 3:44 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has gotten embroiled in a modern-day, secular version of the Index of Banned Books.
- Pope joins faithful in the pews in St. Peter's Basilica Updated: Aug-22-15 12:52 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, who encourages prelates to get closer to rank-and-file Catholics, has practiced what he preaches, taking a place early among surprised faithful in a front-row pew in St. Peter's Basilica for Mass.
- Francis chooses Jeep Wrangler as US popemobile Updated: Aug-21-15 2:52 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will show his rugged side when he greets the faithful from a specially outfitted Jeep Wrangler during his upcoming U.S. visit.
- Pope: Unemployment causes grave harm to society, family Updated: Aug-19-15 5:37 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is denouncing a global labor market that is interested only in profit and warning that unemployment causes enormous damage to society and families.
- Pope sets day aside to pray for the care of the environment Updated: Aug-10-15 8:10 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has taken a cue from Orthodox Christians and designated Sept. 1 as a day for Catholics to pray for the care of the environment.
- Pope recalls horror of atomic bombs 70 years ago Updated: Aug-09-15 7:05 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis says the detonation of atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago remains "a permanent warning to humanity" to reject war and ban weapons of mass destruction.
- Pope names new personal doctor Updated: Aug-08-15 8:19 am
VATICAN CITY - The pope has named a new personal doctor ahead of his trip to Cuba and the United States.
- Pope learns a tasty secret of joy from a tiny grandma Updated: Aug-07-15 8:31 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis says when he wanted to know the secret of being joyful he asked a "tiny granny with shining eyes" and got an unexpected answer: homemade ravioli.
- Pope urges compassion for divorced Catholics who remarry Updated: Aug-05-15 5:01 pm
NEW YORK - Pope Francis' call Wednesday for a church of "open doors" that welcomes divorced Catholics prompted speculation over whether he was signaling support for easing the ban on Communion for couples who remarry without a church annulment.