Vatican City -- The Catholic Church “neither conducts nor supports” any institutional missionary initiative directed toward Jews, says a Vatican commission.
A new Vatican document affirms religious brothers, saying that men -- and women -- who are not ordained as priests still exercise a daily priesthood by the fact of their baptism.
Vatican -- The cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the Vatican will focus their next meeting in February on the possible decentralization of church structures.
Vatican -- Pope Francis has launched his yearlong push for a global Catholic church of mercy and forgiveness, starting the Jubilee year by calling for a church that always puts mercy before judgment.
A Vatican trial against two Italian journalists, a Spanish monsignor and two others was postponed for one week after the court allowed one of the defendants to change lawyers.
On what was to be the criminal trial's first day of testimonies by the defendants Monday, the Vatican court granted a request by one of the accused to have a new lawyer and receive more time to prepare for the case.
Pope Francis named Msgr. Steven J. Lopes to be the first bishop of the ordinariate, which serves former Anglicans living in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
Show kindness, understanding and mercy in today's broken and wounded world, Pope Francis said. He expressed his condolences and spiritual closeness to those affected in Mali by deadly attacks there.
Vatican City -- A trial over leaked documents opened today in a Vatican court, with one of the two journalists charged protesting that doing his job is no crime.
Vatican City -- Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Ukraine, according to the country’s leader. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the pope today at the Vatican.
Pope Francis encouraged greater attention to those whose health is affected by environmental degradation and pollution. Francis meets many sick people who have rare diseases doctors can't explain.