The July 22 memorial observance of St. Mary Magdalene has elevated to a major feast in the liturgical calendar, Vatican Radio announced June 10.
Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church's liturgical calendar, the Vatican announced.
Iraqi refugee women who fled Islamic State group violence in their homeland have appealed to Pope Francis for help, sending a hand-sewn chasuble and imploring him to pray for peace.
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.
A heated discussion and debate continues in Catholic circles since the publication of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love").
After five years of tension and silence, Pope Francis and the grand imam of one of the most important Sunni Muslim universities in the world embraced at the Vatican.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin confirmed that Pope Francis, or his successor, will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families.
Analysis: There are at least three additional concrete effects of the potentially historic opening of exploring the ordination of women deacons.
Pope Francis will visit the Armenian Genocide memorial complex during a three-day visit to the country in June, a move that may strain the Vatican's diplomatic relations with Turkey.
Commentary: Former House Speaker John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden will share the oldest, most prestigious honor awarded to an American Catholic at the University of Notre Dame.