Pope Francis named Msgr. Steven J. Lopes to be the first bishop of the ordinariate, which serves former Anglicans living in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE -- Pope Francis has confirmed he plans to visit four cities in Mexico in February, including the U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez.
Faith and Justice: The Vatican appears to be responding from the wrong playbook to the leaking of confidential documents. It is acting like a state rather than a church.
A Roman Observer: Following his trip to Africa, Pope Francis is set to announce some major personnel and structural changes in the Roman Curia and other Vatican-related departments.
Vatican City -- A trial over leaked documents opened today in a Vatican court, with one of the two journalists charged protesting that doing his job is no crime.
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.