ROME: The Knights of Malta refuse cooperation with a papal investigation into its decision to fire one of its senior leaders, claiming the inquiry has "legal irrelevance."
NCR Today: Cardinal Gerhard Müller expressed disagreement with four cardinals who questioned Amoris Laetitia, saying the document is fully in line with church teaching.
ROME: In an annual "State of the World" speech, Pope Francis says "homicidal madness" of terrorism is caused by both spiritual and social poverty.
The leaders of one of the world's smallest and oldest countries are backing Pope Francis' recent call for Christians to embrace Jesus' teachings on nonviolence, saying in a letter to the pontiff that he is encouraging them not to give into the "blackmail" of just war theory.
Interview: The 50-year-old Italian Jesuit spoke of the opposition to Francis, what's next for the pope and the church in 2017 and how Francis deals with his workload.
Critics of Francis have grown bolder and more demanding than ever, but the pontiff has a surprising ally in a soft-spoken Italian priest who critics call "the pope's mouthpiece."
Rome: Pope Francis has created a new Vatican commission to investigate the recent decision of the head of the Knights of Malta.
ROME -- Pope Francis lashes out against high-level Catholic prelates who have been opposing his efforts to reform the Vatican's central bureaucracy, saying some practice a "malevolent resistance."
Several representatives of groups that participated in a landmark Vatican meeting last spring to reevaluate the Catholic church’s long-held just war theory will be meeting again in Rome next week to carry forward their discussions.
About 15 people will be meeting under the aegis of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, a new group created after the April meeting to focus on promoting the practice of nonviolence in church teaching.
Pope Francis has again appealed for an end to the brutal fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, calling war a "pile-up of tyrannies and lies" and asking people to say "no to destruction, yes to peace."
At the end of his weekly Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square Sunday, the pontiff said: "Every day I am close, most of all in prayer, to the people of Aleppo."