ROME — Being created a cardinal in the Year of Mercy brings with
it an obligation to continue to proclaim and share God's mercy with others,
said Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin.
VATICAN CITY — No country is immune to the trafficking of organs,
which has become a global problem that demands a concerted and cooperative
response, said a number of speakers at a Vatican summit.
VATICAN CITY — Humankind will have to answer to God for the
bloodshed of the innocent victims of war, and the blood spilled by greed and
arms trafficking, Pope Francis said.
The Vatican released an expanded and updated guide of the church's bioethical teachings. More
As the Sovereign Military Order of Malta accepted Pope Francis'
intervention in their governance, the pope urged members to follow a path of
renewal as they prepare to elect a new grand master.More
The German reflections on the power of prayer to bring down walls
and the Gospel call to reconciliation were adopted by the World Council of
Church's Faith and Order Commission and the Vatican's Pontifical Council for
Promoting Christian Unity and proposed to Christians worldwide for the Jan.
18-25 octave of prayer.More
Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila formally opened the sainthood
cause of Julia Greeley, a former slave who spent her days caring for the poor,
during a Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in
downtown Denver in late December.More
Family and friends attend the induction of 17 men to the College of Cardinals.More
VATICAN CITY — In a rather simple prayer service Nov. 19, Pope
Francis will create 17 new cardinals and symbolically bind them to ancient
Like all forms of terrorism, the terrorism of an economy focused only on making money relies on people's fear for effectiveness, Pope Francis said Nov. 5 during a meeting at the Vatican with participants in the third World Meeting of Popular Movements, a collection of grassroots organizations of the poor, the underemployed, indigenous communities and farmworkers. More
VATICAN CITY — Professing belief in the resurrection of the dead and affirming that the human body is an essential part of a person's identity, the Catholic Church insists that the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place.More