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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.
The General Secretary of the Presidency, Oscar Parrilli, confirmed today that the president will meet with the Pope on 17 March.
In this March 14, 2013 file photo, Cardinal Francis George speaks during an interview at the North American College in Rome.
Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, a Maltese priest who served as Pope Benedict XVI's second secretary, recalled Pope Benedict's resignation in a recent interview.
This is fine news. The pope is getting his own fan magazine. It's only in Italian, alas, but it's not being published by the Vatican.
Pope Francis is among admirers on Twitter where positive comments about him outweigh negative ones by a ratio of five to one, according to a Pew Research Center study.
Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned visit to Israel, which was to take place over May 24-26, due to the ongoing labor dispute at the Foreign Ministry.
Pope Francis has hinted that the Catholic Church could recognise gay civil unions and called for women to have a greater role in the church in an interview that marks his first year as pontiff.
A day after Pope Francis's comments that suggest the Catholic Church should examine civil unions appeared in an Italian newspaper, questions remain as to whether or not the leader of the church was expressing support for civil recognition of same-sex couples, heterosexual couples married outside the Catholic Church, or something else entirely.
IN THE 12 months since he appeared on the balcony of St Peter's to begin his papacy with a disarmingly unaffected "Good evening" to the crowd below, Pope Francis has won a following far beyond the Roman Catholic church.
Pope Francis has certainly made a lot of the right noises when it comes to LGBT issues, most famously his "Who am I to judge?" pronouncement.
Pope Francis condemned power struggles in daily life, stressed that appearance is not as important as God and urged Catholics not to be obsessed by possessions on Ash Wednesday.
The Roman Catholic archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, is facing mounting criticism over his plan to spend $500,000, mostly from the sale of church assets, on a extension to a countryside house where he will soon spend his retirement.
Gaby Driessen stopped by St. Peter's Church here and a priest put a thick smudge of ash on her forehead-a traditional way Catholics and other Christians physically show their commitment to the faith on Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent.