World Marriage Day: Each week dozens of newlyweds, dressed again in their wedding gowns and tuxedoes, come to the Vatican to receive a special papal blessing as they begin their lives together.
Rome: Pope Francis tells leaders of men's orders about corruption in the Vatican. He also says priestly formation must focus more on discernment.
Lent 2017. Turn away from "the love of money," Pope Francis adjoins Christians. "No one can serve two masters."
One day after copies of a poster were plastered around the Rome city center criticizing Pope Francis, the pontiff used his Angelus message to call for an authentic witness free from gossip and maliciousness.
A fundamental quality of salt that Christians should adopt, is its ability to preserve from corruption, keeping away "the polluting germs of selfishness, envy and malicious gossip," Francis said Feb. 5 in his remarks after the recitation of the Angelus prayer.
Albrecht von Boeselager, recently reinstated as the Knights' grand chancellor, said order officials had invoked "the wish of the Holy Father" when they asked him to resign.
In accordance with the pope's wishes, the governing council of the order accepted the resignation Jan. 28 of Fra Matthew Festing as grand master and appointed Fra Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein to temporarily lead the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Arnold Schwarzenegger greeted Pope Francis with his girlfriend after the Jan. 25 general audience in which the pontiff said that the counsel of courageous women like the biblical heroine Judith contain "the wisdom of God" and should never be "dismissed as ignorant."
Rome: Showdown between Vatican and Knights of Malta ends with resignation of order's leader, and appointment of a papal delegate.
Spanish Msgr. Fernando Ocariz is the new prelate of Opus Dei after serving as the personal prelature's auxiliary vicar.
Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must be a support system for engaged couples as they prepare for the lifelong sacrament of marriage.