NCR Today: In a fascinating NPR interview, Msgr. Daniel Gallagher explained how he translates the pope's tweets from modern languages into Latin.
Pope Francis met Friday in a closed-door meeting with the German churchman known as "Bishop Bling," Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, whose extravagant and expensive lifestyle cost him his job.
Tebartz-van Elst, 54, spent more than $40 million of church money renovating his home in Limburg, Germany. He became a worldwide phenomenon, in part because his lifestyle clashed so sharply with that of Francis, known for living in spartan and humble surroundings and for preaching restraint and austerity.
Faith and Justice: The meeting of President Barack Obama and Pope Francis went smoothly, though there were a couple of bumps in the road.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met for 52 minutes this morning to talk about religious freedom, conscientious objection and immigration reform.
Analysis: The news that Pope Francis fired "Bishop Bling" has touched off speculation among Catholics that other dismissals could be in the offing.
I have been predicting smooth sailing for the visit of President Barack Obama to the Vatican, but a story from Vatican Radio makes me more cautious.
The story, which ran Wednesday, is a typical pre-visit piece talking about visits to the Vatican by Obama and earlier presidents. But the last paragraph should cause heartburn in the White House.
Commentary: Two smiling, confident and charismatic leaders will meet at the Vatican this week. What can come of the top superpower and top spiritual power coming together?
Analysis: When President Barack Obama and Pope Francis sit down Thursday, the meeting may offer a vision of what could have been for Democrats and the Catholic church.
A sting inside Vatican City aimed at nabbing the mystery buyer of more than $55,000 in cocaine that was hidden inside 14 condoms was foiled.
Blessed John XXIII is remembered by many for his warmth, simplicity, social conscience and sense of humor. Here are his top 10 quips.