Three Syrian families flown to Rome by Pope Francis are calling their trip to safety in the shadow of the Vatican a "miracle" journey.
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden is scheduled to speak April 29, in what appears to be a first for such a high-ranking American government official.
The conference will bring some 80 experts to Rome with the aim of developing a new moral framework that rejects ethical justifications for war.
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis is considering making a trip to Greece, just as the country has begun deporting migrants to Turkey.
NCR Today: German Cardinal Walter Kasper said the global Catholic church should recognize God's presence more in our brothers and sisters.
Rome: "How do you say the truth without wounding mercy? How do you be merciful without omitting the truth?"
A poll, published in the liberal daily L'Unita on March 29, challenges long-held perceptions that Italy is a "Catholic" country.
ROME: Pope Francis laments the "cowardly and senseless" killings of at least 70 people, mostly Christians, celebrating the Easter holiday in a public park in Pakistan on Sunday.
An Italian bishop has clashed with priests who want to invite Muslims to pray inside their churches in a bid to promote tolerance in a diocese in Tuscany.
ROME: Francis celebrated the beginning of the fourth year of his pontificate with an evocative summary of his first three, preaching on Jesus' mercy.