Pope Francis Extends Permission On Abortion ForgivenessPope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve the faithful of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely the special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy.
Vatican Ceremony For Mother Teresa Sainthood Expected To Draw CrowdsPope Francis will lead a Sunday morning canonization ceremony in the square which is expected to draw huge crowds of faithful and other admirers of Mother Teresa.
Pope Francis Meets With Facebook CEO ZuckerbergPope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican.
Pope Francis Sets Up Vatican Commission On Female DeaconsPope Francis has set up a panel to study whether women could serve as deacons, a role now reserved to men.
Pope: Gays Marginalized By Church Deserve ApologyPope Francis says gays -- and other people marginalized by the church like the poor and the exploited -- deserve an apology.
Pope Francis Creates Commission To Study Adding Women DeaconsPope Francis said Thursday he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church.
After Week Of Terror, Pope Offers Easter Vigil Message Of HopePope Francis concluded a bleak week in Europe with a message of hope during an Easter Vigil service Saturday, saying darkness and fear must not prevail and "imprison" the world with pessimism.
Pope On Trump: Anyone Who Wants Border Walls Isn't ChristianPope Francis said Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Trump immediately fired back, saying it is disgraceful for a religious leader to question a person's faith.
Pope Francis Wraps Up Mexico Visit With Open-Air Mass At U.S. BorderPope Francis was wrapping up his trip to Mexico on Wednesday with a politically charged visit to the U.S. border for a huge open-air Mass as he focused on problems of violence, exploitation and migration, a hot issue for the U.S. presidential campaign.
Fiat Used By Pope During Philadelphia Visit Going Up For AuctionThe car will be up for bid as part of the Philadelphia Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate on Jan. 29. Bids will be accepted in person and online.
Vatican: Pope Privately Met With Gay CoupleThe Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk at the center of the U.S. gay marriage debate, saying she was one of dozens of people the pope greeted as he left Washington and that their encounter "should not be considered a form of support of her position."
Pope Francis Met With Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis During U.S. VisitA Kentucky clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court's orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States.