CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Abandoning the traditional Sunday greeting to crowds in St. Peter’s Square for a day, Pope Francis opted for an informal front-door encounter with residents in a hill town outside […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is following up on his call for priests to eschew fancy cars. A Vatican official says the 76-year-old pope visited the Vatican garage where the city state’s fleet of […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis overhauled the laws that govern the Vatican City State on Thursday, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican posted a 2.2 million euro ($2.85 million) budget surplus for 2012, an improvement from the previous year and some good news as it struggles to cope with a scandal […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis marked Christianity’s most joyous day with a passionate plea for world peace, celebrating his first Easter Sunday as pontiff in the enthusiastic company of more than 250,000 people who overflowed from St. Peter’s Square.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, encouraging people to be humble and young at heart as he promised to go to a youth jamboree Brazil this summer.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At gatherings of Latin American bishops, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was often a star speaker about economic inequities in a profit-driven world.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — White smoke signals Catholic church has chosen a new pope.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The sight of thick black smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel is bringing sighs of disappointment from the thousands of people who’ve gathered there in the rainy, chilly weather, waiting for news that a new pope has been elected.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Black smoke has poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling that cardinals have failed to elect a pope on their first try. See a video clip here.