Vatican City State set to end sale of single-use plastics

After current supplies run out, Vatican City State will no longer be selling any single-use plastic items on its tiny territory.

Mitigate global warming, spare further injustice to poor, pope tells oil execs

The world must act immediately to mitigate global warming and avoid committing "a brutal act of injustice" on the poor and future generations, Pope Francis told a group of energy and oil executives and global investors.

Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Fr. Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black Catholic parish in Chicago.


Holy Spirit 'brings order to our frenzy,' pope says

In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.