Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church's liturgical calendar, the Vatican announced.
The Vatican has backed off its plan to have an international firm conduct a full external financial audit, choosing instead to have that firm play an assisting role in an internal audit.
The Francis Chronicles: Thinking about serving tea rather than wine at your wedding? Think again if you're inviting the pope.
NCR Today: Pope Francis' Council of Cardinals recommended that the pontiff create a new multi-departmental office to streamline the church’s worldwide efforts on justice, peace, charity, migration and healthcare.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis told thousands of priests gathered in Rome that they should be "always ready to dirty [their] hands" in the work of pastoring.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis warned about arrogance June 1 in his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.
Help wipe out bullying and aggression by being better listeners and offering concrete gestures of tolerance and patience, Pope Francis told a group of top YouTubers from around the world.
Two members of the Vatican bank's board of supervisors handed in their resignation over a difference in opinion concerning the bank's management.
Italian Cardinal Loris Capovilla, who served St. John XXIII before and after he became pope, died in Bergamo, near Milan. Capovilla was the oldest member of the College of Cardinals.
Francesca Chaouqui, who denied to a Vatican court that she leaked documents about financial reform had admitted to sending the documents when she was first interrogated, a Vatican policeman said.