Pope Francis is preparing a radical reform of the church's power structures

This October, Pope Francis will inaugurate a three-year preparation process for the 2023 synod, which will focus on reforming the synodal process. The preparation process and the synod have the potential to revolutionize the way decisions are made in the Catholic Church and promote a more decentralized structure of authority.

Book Review

New book 'God's Diplomats' unveils the secret history of Vatican diplomacy

A new book on the history of the Vatican's international relations shows how Pope Francis is only following in his predecessors' footsteps in standing up to the United States.

14 disabled children flee Afghanistan with the help of Catholic priest and nuns

As tensions rise in Afghanistan following the takeover by Taliban forces in mid-August that threatens the small Christian community in the country, a Catholic priest managed to flee with a group of disabled children and nuns on Aug. 25.

Cardinal Burke on ventilator days after testing positive for coronavirus

A message from the Twitter account of Cardinal Raymond Burke, a conservative prelate and outspoken skeptic of the COVID-19 vaccine, confirmed Aug. 14 that he had been placed on a ventilator after testing positive for the virus.