The new laws mark the pope's biggest step to cut down on corruption in the Vatican.
The pontiff once again criticized weapons of war as he called for faster distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Vatican has said the Catholic Church cannot "bless sin" and LGBT unions are not part of God's plan.
"Morally compromised"? The cells from aborted human embryos were crucial in developing and testing the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. That puts the Catholic Church in a difficult spot.
Rather than highlight the plight of Assyrians and other Christian groups in the Middle East, Pope Francis' visit may end up worsening their situation.
Shiite Islam, including Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani and his millions of followers around the world, are important to the future of coexistence in the Middle East and across the world.
While the papal tour to Iraq may have inspired hope in many, it also revealed how insidious the systematic erasure of Middle Eastern Christians, and other ethnic and religious minorities, is—and how easily their experiences have been sidelined for the sake of political expediency.
Pope Francis trended on Twitter Friday amid his visit to Iraq. The day prior, one social media user declared that he used to work an odd job that could be considered surprising for a pope.
The pontiff said it was his "duty" to travel to the country despite concerns about the pandemic and the military situation.
A spokesperson for the Popular Mobilization Forces told Newsweek that the militia collective "is participating in the process of securing the visit of Pope Francis," and, "specifically in Mosul, securing the churches there."
In the Italian book "Of Vices and Virtues," released on Tuesday, Pope Francis touches on various subjects such as climate change.
A video of a maskless man dressed as a priest kicking at a fellow store shopper prompts outrage on Reddit.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said that he didn't feel that the Supreme Court ruling was protesting lockdowns in the way that Pope Francis spoke about those who opposed restrictions.
The soccer star was an admirer of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, frequently criticizing the United States, including one notable incident in 2007 on Chavez's TV show.
The 72-year-old was one of 13 men who will be elevated to the cardinal's rank, People Francis said in a surprise announcement.
Graham, a prominent evangelical leader, criticized the pope's comments about legal recognition of LGBTQ partnerships in a lengthy Facebook post.
Civil unions should "not be restricted to two people of the same sex in a presumed sexual relationship," San Francisco's archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said.
Pope Francis says there should be a civil union law for same-sex couples, according to a new documentary.
The comments appear in a book of conversations the pontiff had with gastronomist Carlo Petrini about the future of the planet.
Conservative anti-gay Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano claims that Pope Francis is involved in a conspiracy seeking the "legitimization of homosexuality" in service to the "new world order."
The Ventura City Council cast a 6-0 vote during its meeting Wednesday night to remove a statue of Father Junipero Serra from outside its city hall and relocate it to the Mission San Buenaventura.
"Didn't the Vatican say we were satanic or possibly satanic?"
"The same thing that happened to Peter in prison: now as then, so many closed doors would be opened, so many chains that bind would be broken."
Statues of Father Junipero Serra have been repeatedly targeted since he was made a saint by Pope Francis in 2015.
An ad published in The Tennessean warned "Islam" is going to set off a nuclear bomb in Nashville on July 18.
Pope Francis spoke out against the "sin of racism" during his general address to Catholics around the world on June 3.
Religious institutions across the globe were closed to the public on Sunday, in accordance with widespread social distancing regulations implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.
Scientists, religious leaders and entrepreneurs are calling to "flatten the curve" of climate change's negative effects, as the COVID-19 lockdown has seen air quality skyrocket and industrial pollution decline.
Pope Francis' former treasurer who was acquitted of child sexual abuse on Monday was also the subject of an extemporaneous homily given on Thursday.