Pell, an Australian who is third in the Vatican hierarchy, has strenuously rejected the latest claims that he sexually abused children many years ago as a priest.
Ready. Set. Go.
Leaders of the United Nations say the global body's ambitious agenda to eliminate global poverty and other ills is off to a good start but are reiterating the need for common efforts involving governments, non-governmental groups, business and others — including religious bodies in which Catholic sisters play a prominent role.
The Salvadoran Supreme Court's decision July 13 to strike down an amnesty law enables prosecutions against those suspected in war crimes, but it could also destabilize the region.
World Youth Day 2016: The best way to describe the opening Mass would be a strange mix between the World Cup, Olympics and Coachella. Then add a Catholic flavor.
Jesus did not stop talking about mercy even though he was nearly thrown from a cliff after his first public talk in a Nazareth synagogue, and the rest of his life can serve as an example for people of faith to follow, Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley told an energized World Youth Day audience.
Emphasizing the World Youth Day theme focused on mercy and the Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis, O'Malley called on the young people in Tauron Arena Wednesday to bring God's mercy to life as Jesus did.
St. John Paul II's former secretary urged young Catholics to share their faith, experiences and hopes and spread a "message of divine mercy" worldwide during World Youth Day.
Polish police have raised the threat level, after an Iraqi man was arrested with traces of explosives; police said the threat category was not linked to any "concrete threat."
World Youth Day 2016: It was an emotional day. One that I am still trying to unpack in both my mind and heart.
Updated: Armed men burst into a Catholic church Tuesday morning near Rouen, France, and slit the throat of a priest who was celebrating Mass.
World Youth Day 2016: Over 100 pilgrims from the Bridgeport, Conn., diocese, myself included, landed July 22 in Warsaw, Poland. We're exhausted but excited for these next 11 days.