Pope Francis will embark this week on a six-day trip to three African nations -- Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic -- in his first trip to the continent.
The Vatican has announced an extraordinary trial of five people over leaked information, including two Italian journalists.
Pope Francis set traditionalist teeth on edge yet again by seeming to suggest that a Lutheran could receive communion in the Catholic church after consulting her conscience.
Vatican City -- Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Ukraine, according to the country’s leader. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the pope today at the Vatican.
Pope Francis encouraged greater attention to those whose health is affected by environmental degradation and pollution. Francis meets many sick people who have rare diseases doctors can't explain.
The Vatican calendar for the Year of Mercy set Sept. 4, 2016, as a possible date for the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, if her sainthood cause is concluded.
Distinctly Catholic: Today, I would like to look at two aspects of this week's USCCB meeting which are more ecclesial in nature.
U.S. bishops approved a $24.2 million budget for the work of their national conference in 2016. Their vote was inconclusive on a 2017 assessment increase on dioceses that fund it.
The U.S. bishops approved a statement on pornography, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography" on day two of their Nov. 16-19 general meeting in Baltimore.