Pope Francis met with French President Francois Hollande at the Vatican just three weeks after an elderly priest was brutally murdered by Islamist militants in northern France.
Updated: Armed men burst into a Catholic church Tuesday morning near Rouen, France, and slit the throat of a priest who was celebrating Mass.
Eco Catholic: Thirteen days of negotiations and around-the-clock sessions at COP21 culminated in the first global framework for all nations, rich and poor, to collectively address climate change.
Paris -- World leaders here Saturday evening reached the first-ever globally binding deal to address climate change. Catholics question if it will fully protect the vulnerable.
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At the climate change conference in Paris, Cardinal Pietro Parolin told attendees that the high-stakes gathering does not represent the end or start of action, but the path forward.
While the attacks on the satirical Charlie Hebdo weekly magazine and a Jewish supermarket brought a show of solidarity from around the world, they also raised urgent questions.
The "Francis revolution" continued in January with personnel shuffles, policy signals and gestures reinforcing the pope's vision of a more merciful church.
All Things Catholic: Trying to impose order on chaos, I'd like to suggest that recent developments on the Vatican beat are noteworthy because they illustrate truisms about Catholic life.
All Things Catholic: There is a growing migration of priests and religious from the "global south" to the north. What can the church do about it?