The number of Catholics worldwide is rising fastest in Africa while the church continues to suffer from a shortage of priests in some parts of the world. According to the Vatican’s latest statistics, the number of Catholics globally rose 1 percent, to 1.3 billion, in 2015.
Christians must make room for Jesus in their hearts to fight evil by doing good to others, even their enemies, the pope said at his weekly general audience April 5.
Paris, France: Clerical sex abusers were often transferred to other parishes or even other countries, according to investigation presented on TV, on website and in new book.
Faith and Justice: The Democrats can fight Trump tooth and nail and perhaps save him and the country from himself. The alternative is to sit back and let Donald be Donald
Just Catholic: Millions of people are trapped in awful situations, with no way to escape. Too many people are scraping by, depending on other people's garbage.
Pope Francis hasn't been back to Argentina since he became pope four years ago.
A "Dreamer" was detained by ICE agents immediately after speaking at a news conference March 1 at City Hall in Jackson, Miss., where advocates gathered to express their concerns about recent immigration raids.
More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.
He kept up the Catholic routine, but his heart wasn't in it. Then he headed out on a faith journey he recounts in Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.
Preaching: "Sometimes our words respond to questions nobody is asking," Pope Francis said. "If you don't listen to people, how can you preach?"