Religious leaders must identify and publicly distance themselves from extremists preaching animosity toward others, according to Comboni Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
Msgr. Nunzio Scarano, a former accountant in a Vatican office overseeing property and investments, was found guilty of slander and given a two-year suspended sentence. Corruption charges were dropped.
Irish clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, spoke to NCR and called Vatican bureaucracy "very difficult."
The advocacy group's petition alleges that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hasn't honored its zero tolerance policy toward abusive priests and deacons.
A Roman Observer: The pope is disseminating a message that could change our lives in ways far more radical and destabilizing than anything unleashed by terrorists or militants.
Pope Francis and Eric Schmidt, the longtime CEO of Google, met briefly at the Vatican Jan. 15, an unusual private audience between a confessed tech "dinosaur" and digital innovator.
Pope Francis has greatly expanded the chance for the faithful to gain an indulgence during this Year of Mercy, but some wonder if it is too much.
God’s love for humanity is so great that it can win over every evil, forgive every sin, and can never be stopped, Pope Francis told crowds at his weekly general audience Wednesday.
“It is not the love of a ‘telenovela!’” the pontiff joked to the thousands in attendance, reflecting on a passage in the Old Testament that describes God as “abounding in love and fidelity.”