Faith and Justice: In only two years, Pope Francis has changed the face of Catholicism by radically reimagining how it presents itself to the world.
The couple was beatified in 2008. They are believed to be the first parents of a saint to be beatified, highlighting the role parents play in their children's spiritual upbringing.
Pope Francis on Tuesday approved a set of new legislative norms that formalize his moves to bring financial accountability and transparency to the Catholic church's central bureaucracy.
Pope Francis has appointed an auxiliary bishop known for his focus on addressing poverty and stressing the role of mercy in church teaching as the new bishop of San Diego.
The head of Vatican security said Islamic State militants have threatened the Vatican, but there are no indications of any planned attack.
The Vatican gendarmes, Swiss Guards and the Italian state police that patrol the perimeter of Vatican City State are always on high alert, said Domenico Giani, the commander of the gendarme and the pope's chief bodyguard.
Profit must never be a Christian's god, although it is one of the tools for measuring the effectiveness of business choices and the ability of a company to help workers feed their families, Pope Francis said.
"Money is the devil's dung," the pope said Saturday, quoting St. Francis of Assisi. "When money becomes an idol, it dictates people's choices."
As Pope Francis and Vatican officials try to revamp the Vatican's economic policies, differences of opinion are normal, but leaking documents is illegal, the Vatican spokesman said.
A cookbook featuring favorite dishes of the three most-recent popes and their elite military corps will be available this summer in English.
Buon Appetito, Swiss Guard was written by 24-year-old David Geisser, who had worked as a chef and published two popular cookbooks in his native Switzerland before joining the Swiss Guard nearly two years ago.
"Many people do not know about the Swiss Guard," said Geisser, whose commander conceived of the coffee-table-size book as a means to make the Guard better known.
A month after naming him president of a Vatican board hearing appeals in clerical sex abuse cases, Pope Francis tapped Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna of Malta to be the new head of the archdiocese.
A private email from Pope Francis to a personal friend was never meant to offend Mexican sensibilities, the Vatican said in a statement after the message -- which suggested Mexico was synonymous with drugs and violence -- was made public.