Archdiocese investigating Catholic church's "God Is Trans" exhibit
The Archdiocese of New York said it had no prior knowledge of the exhibit, which is reportedly getting mixed reactions from the Manhattan church's parishioners.
Ukraine criticizes Vatican procession equating "victim and the aggressor"
The Vatican has previously condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine as "morally unjust" and "repugnant."
Why was Pope Francis hospitalized? Condition explained
The Vatican said Francis was admitted to a Rome hospital for a respiratory infection, although COVID-19 has been ruled out.
Pope Francis: Being gay is a sin but not a crime
Laws discriminating against gay people are "unjust," the leader of the Catholic Church has said.
All the theories of what happened to Vatican girl Emanuela Orlandi
Interest in the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi was reinvigorated following the 2022 release of a Netflix docuseries.
Pope Benedict's troubled legacy
Benedict XVI had an "acute theological mind" but "an exceedingly poor grasp of the world in which he lived," according to the University of Southern California's Sheila Briggs.
Pope Benedict's full history with Vladimir Putin
The ailing pope met with the Russian president in 2007 in what would be the first of several high-level meetings to restore relations between the two.
Pope Francis laments 'famine of peace' in Christmas message
The pope called for an end of the war in Ukraine, and asked people to continue paying attention to conflicts and humanitarian issues around the world.
Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a "world war" with no "end" in sight: Pope
In a new interview with a Spanish newspaper, Pope Francis also spoke about his health problems and revealed what he wants for Christmas.
Russia says Vatican apologized over Pope's "cruel" ethnic minorities remark
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova claimed the "incident" is now considered "closed" by Russia.
Chechen leader: Pope "victim of propaganda" after "cruelest" troops jibe
"It's shameful that a world-famous religious personality does not know about the attitude of Muslims toward the enemy," Ramzan Kadyrov said.
Pope reveals what he regrets after years of power: "I made a mistake"
"I did what the Holy Spirit was telling me I had to do," the pope said in a recent interview.
Catholic official criticizes pope, calls for allowing clergy to watch porn
"The devil comes from there," the pope said about pornography.
"Vatican Girl": What happened to Emanuela Orlandi? Theories explored
Emanuela Orlandi has not been seen since she left music practice in Rome on June 22, 1983.
Pope Warns Putin's Actions Raise Threat of Nuclear Attack: 'Catastrophic'
"I deeply deplore the grave situation that has arisen in recent days, with further actions contrary to the principles of international law," Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis Dismisses Reports of Resigning in the Near Future
According to a recent interview, Pope Francis said that the idea that he would step down as pope has "never entered my mind."
Who Is Timothy Dolan? American Pope Contender Who Stayed Mute on Pelosi Ban
The Missouri-born cardinal, now archbishop of New York, was once rumored as a possible candidate to the papacy.
Black or Asian Pope Tipped To Succeed Francis if He Resigns
Bookmakers see Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle from the Philippines and Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson as the front-runners to lead the Catholic Church should Pope Francis decide to step down.
Three Living Popes? Francis Retirement Could Create 'Worst-Case Scenario'
A recent colon surgery, mobility issues and a series of events bolstering Pope Francis' legacy have made Vatican experts wonder if the pope is about to quit.
Catholic Exorcists Say They Are Overloaded With 'Possessed' People: Study
Exorcists appealed for more aid from psychologists to help them sift between the "possessed" and the mentally ill.
Vatican Expresses Concern Over Cardinal's Arrest
The Vatican has expressed concern after 90-year-old outspoken Cardinal Joseph Zen was arrested last week in Hong Kong on charges he had endangered China's national security.
Pope Hits Powerful Russian Bishop for Being Putin's Mouthpiece
Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church had a long call during which Francis says he emphasized they are religious figures, not political ones.
How to Watch Pope Francis's Easter Message—Stream Sunday Mass Online
Pope Francis will be celebrating Easter Sunday in Vatican City. Find out how to watch this service and many others online.
Papal Adviser Allegedly Asked Italy Secret Service to Check Office for Bugs
The allegation, which came to light during an ongoing fraud and extortion trial, raised questions about security and independence in the sovereign Vatican.
Ukraine Looks to Pope Francis to Help End Conflict With Russia: Report
"If Russia confirms its will to sit at the table, immediately Ukraine will respond in a positive way," said one Ukrainian official.
Pope Francis Unexpectedly Tells Parents Not to 'Condemn' Gay Children
Conservatives in the Catholic church, which counts 1.3 billion members in total, believe the pope is giving mixed messages on homosexuality.
Vatican Defends Benedict XVI By Citing History of Helping Sex Abuse Victims
A Vatican communications official wrote an editorial in response to a report saying Pope Benedict XVI mishandled four sex abuse cases in the 1970s and 1980s.
Pope Benedict XVI Blames 'Editing Oversight' For False Abuse Statement
The former Pope's secretary says that the statement "was not done out of bad faith, but was the result of an error in the editing of his statement."
Pope Francis Denounces 'Cancel Culture' During Address to Diplomats
The pontiff also strongly condemned anti-vaxxers during an address to diplomats.
Pope Francis Says People Who Choose Pets Over Having Kids Are Selfish
The pontiff made the comments while discussing adoption, which he said is preferable to having pets as a substitute for children.