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A Maltese economist tapped by Pope Francis to help lead a new finance council says the pope's reforms will ensure that the sort of scandal which erupted last summer, involving a Vatican accountant allegedly enmeshed in a John le Carr-esque plot to smuggle millions in cash, becomes a thing of the past.
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The Aug. 14-18 trip announced Monday by the Vatican will be Francis' second foreign visit this year after his brief visit to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories in May. Francis told reporters last summer en route home from his first foreign trip to Brazil that he wanted to go to Asia because Pope Benedict XVI never managed to get to the ... (more)
Ash Wednesday in Rome. Pope Francis leads a procession through the streets to begin the pre-Easter season of Lent, when Christians are called on to fast, pray and give alms to the needy.
Cardinal Chibly Langlois reminded the crowd in this impoverished and predominantly Catholic nation of 10 million people that many would go hungry or wouldn't be able to survive were it not for the kindness of others.
A Chicago Catholic press has beat out the nation's top publishing houses for the rights to produce the North American English translation of Pope Francis' first book written as pontiff.
Francis and the heads of Vatican offices traveled to Ariccia, in the hills south of Rome, where the Society of St. Paul offered up a retreat house for spiritual exercises through Friday.
Pope Francis delivers his 'Urbi et Orbi' message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, December 25, 2013.
The Catholic Church needs to examine why some of the larger states around the nation are choosing to legalize civil unions of gay couples, but don't expect any approval of these unions any time soon, says Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.
March 13 will mark the one year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, and according to a new Pew poll , American Catholics, and a majority of American non-Catholics, like Pope Francis.
A newsstand vendor holds the new Italian magazine Il Mio Papa published by Mondadori in Rome on March 7, 2014.
My predominant memory from a year ago this week was the rain. There was a ceaseless downpour everywhere in Rome.
That legendary creature, best known to reporters in mainstream media , is rarely spotted in real life, but they seem to show up in the news all the time.
This Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, the Pope and the Roman Curia will begin their spiritual exercises.
Pope Francis at St. Peter's Square on March 5. The pope's popularity raises a theological question: Is it good for the Catholic Church if the pontiff is a superstar? If you've posted inspiring Pope Francis quotes on Facebook, if you've devoured every article about him, if you're banking on him to revolutionize a tradition-heavy, 2,000-year-old ... (more)
Dolan tells David Gregory in an interview taped Friday for NBC News' "Meet the Press" that he's met with victims, most bishops and pastors have, too, and the pope "probably will" also.
ROME Pope John Paul II won't officially become a saint until a special high-profile ceremony next month at the Vatican.