ROME — Pope Francis said Monday that selfishness leads to populism, which in turn gives rise to antisemitism.
Pope Francis gave a shout-out to midwives Sunday, saying they engage in what is perhaps “the noblest of all professions.”
Pope Francis told U.S. bishops in the Vatican Thursday that the right to life is the “preeminent” social and political issue of our day, because “if you’re not alive you can’t do anything else.”
Dutch bishop Rob Mutsaerts said this week that last fall’s Vatican Synod on the Amazon was a smoke screen to sneak in the issues of married priests and female deacons.
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano published a commentary Tuesday stressing the importance of a recent pastoral letter by the World Council of Churches (WCC) on the “peril” of climate change.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has published a book with Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah emphasizing the importance of priestly celibacy while resisting a push for the ordination of married men originating from the recent Vatican synod on the Amazon region.
Pope Francis told the parents of young children about to be baptized Sunday to let the infants cry in church since that noise is a “beautiful sermon.”
The Vatican’s foreign minister said this week that “history is made of migrations” while insisting that migration has always been a good thing for humanity.
A new U.S. government report states that the persecution of Catholics has worsened in China since the Vatican signed a provisional deal with the Communist Party regarding the naming of bishops.
Pope Francis appealed for an exercise of self-control and dialogue Sunday as tensions increase between the United States and Iran following a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
Pope Francis urged healthcare workers to defend the inviolable right to life from conception to natural death, urging them this weekend to resist euthanasia, abortion, and other crimes against life.
Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the Vatican’s former doctrinal czar, warned against Catholics who long for a “meta-religion” of world unity in a January 1 homily in Phoenix.
Pope Francis departed from his scripted words Wednesday to apologize publicly for losing his patience and slapping a woman’s hand on Tuesday.
“Every form of violence inflicted upon a woman is a blasphemy against God, who was born of a woman,” said Pope Francis in his New Year’s Day homily in the Vatican.
Pope Francis dreams of being the pontiff who will establish diplomatic relations with Beijing, and to achieve this goal he is willing to make “concessions,” asserts Vatican analyst Alban Mikozy.
Pope Francis called attention to a series of afflicted areas around the globe in his annual Christmas blessing Wednesday, conspicuously omitting any mention of Hong Kong's mounting crisis.
Rome police arrested a 69-year-old American man dressed as the pope as he tried to enter the Vatican Monday.
Pope Francis told Christian high school students this weekend that they should respect people of other faiths and not attempt to convert them to Christianity, insisting that “we are not living in the times of the crusades.”
The “tsunami” of clerical sex abuse cases arriving in the Vatican threatens to overwhelm the doctrinal office (CDF) responsible for processing them, according to the Irish monsignor in charge.
Pope Francis said Saturday that migrants are among the most vulnerable and marginalized members of society, while for God no one is a “stranger.”