(AP) - An English-language edition of a 2010 book co-authored by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, will be published in May. Image Books, a "Catholic-interest" imprint of Random House Inc., announced Tuesday that "On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family and the Church in the 21st Century"... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS - At the noon daily mass at Saint Mary's Cathedral, parishioners come to quietly pray and worship in a custom that has spanned centuries and continents.
As church leaders in Rome begin the process of electing a new Pope, Bishop Michael Sheridan says 150,000 or so members... more »
VATICAN CITY (AP) - In his Easter address, Pope Benedict is calling on Europeans to welcome refugees from North Africa. A crowd of more than 100,000 packed St. Peter's Square to hear the pope deliver the traditional "Urbi et Orbi" message from the adjoining basilica's central balcony. Benedict also prayed... more »
VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Benedict XVI demanded on Monday that governments do more to ensure Christians can practice their faith without discrimination or violence, in one of his most pointed appeals yet for religious freedom.
In a speech to ambassadors accredited to the Vatican, Benedict cited recent attacks on... more »
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI in his Christmas Day message is urging Catholics in China to courageously face limits on religious freedom and conscience.
Benedict is using his traditional holiday speech, delivered Saturday at noon from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, to encourage people living... more »
VATICAN CITY (AP) - As the Vatican expands on Pope Benedict's remarks about condoms, it's making it clear that there is, in fact, a shift in church teaching on the issue.
The Vatican now says using a condom is a lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner... more »
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Although Pope Benedict has remained silent Sunday about the sex abuse cover-up allegations plaguing the Roman Catholic church, the controversy hasn't been ignored.
At the start of Mass attended by tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square, the dean of the College of Cardinals said... more »
A South Florida law firm is implicating the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI in its handling of a priest accused of sexually abusing children.
Jessica Arbour, an attorney representing one of the alleged victims, says documents show the Vatican was aware of Rev. Ernesto Garcia-Rubio's misconduct as early as... more »