Vatican news highlights of 2014

Controversy over family issues and the ongoing serach for peace in the Middle East were just some highlights of Vatican news in 2014.

Islam, ecumenism and regional conflict on pope's agenda in Turkey

Almost every papal trip abroad is a complex mix of the religious and political, and that will be especially true of Pope Francis' Nov. 28-30 visit to Turkey.

New Vatican financial rules increase transparency, centralization

Taking little for granted, the 45-page document defines basic terms of international accounting standards and generally accepted governance and reporting practices, beginning with "budget."

Pope removes Cardinal Burke from Vatican post

Pope Francis removed U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke as head of the Vatican's highest court and named him to a largely ceremonial post.