Grace on the Margins: The Vatican has remained silent as Uganda and Nigeria passed anti-homosexuality legislation. Where is Pope Francis?
On Saturday, for a single hour, the world seen from space went dark. Well, that was the idea, anyway.
That night, the World Wildlife Fund organized and led “hundreds of millions of people around the world in over 7,000 cities in 162 countries” in turning off their lights for one hour, as a way to recognize “Earth Hour.”
While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic church's first double canonization at the end of April, the Vatican is preparing its most ambitious TV and social media campaign for the millions who don't make it to Rome.
City officials are expecting more than 5 million people to attend the ceremony when Pope Francis declares his predecessors Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII saints in St. Peter's Square on April 27.
Pope Francis called together the heads of all Vatican offices to discuss how they could integrate into their work the teaching of his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium ("The Joy of the Gospel").
The Vatican said the meeting, held Tuesday inside the Apostolic Palace, lasted two and a half hours.
Several presenters at a theological conference found a shift in emphasis between Pope Francis and his two immediate predecessors.
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Pope Francis met Monday with members of the Green family, the billionaires whose company, Hobby Lobby, took their challenge to Obama's contraception mandate to the Supreme Court.
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Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis
God is not stingy with his love and mercy; he is generous and forgiving, patiently waiting for his children who have sinned to come home, Pope Francis said.
God is the father described in the parable of the prodigal son, "a father who always waits for us, who always forgives us and who celebrates when we return," the pope said in his homily Friday during an early morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.