Pope Francis decides women will be voting members of Synod of Bishops

At least three dozen women will be voting members of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October, Pope Francis has decided.

Suffering is a reality to explore, not ignore, Pope Francis says

Suffering and death are human realities that raise questions people need to ask themselves, Pope Francis said.

Vatican sends relic of true cross to Britain's King Charles

As Britain's King Charles III walks into Westminster Abbey for his coronation, he will walk behind a processional cross containing a relic of Christ's cross given to the king by Pope Francis.

Everyone can 'fall,' Pope Francis tells inmates; Jesus wants to save each one

Jesus never abandons anyone; he has come to save, serve and accompany everyone, Pope Francis told young inmates.

Pope Francis set to leave hospital after three-day stay for bronchitis

Pope Francis enjoyed a pizza "party" with staff on his second night at Rome's Gemelli hospital and was expected to be released from the hospital April 1, the Vatican press office said.

Doctors report 'marked improvement' in Pope Francis' condition

More than 24 hours after he entered the hospital, Pope Francis' doctors reported a "marked improvement" in his condition, which they attributed to treatment with intravenous antibiotics.

Responding to Indigenous, Vatican disavows 'doctrine of discovery'

The Catholic Church formally "repudiates those concepts that fail to recognize the inherent human rights of Indigenous peoples, including what has become known as the legal and political 'doctrine of discovery,'" a Vatican statement said.

Pope Francis issues updated 'Vos Estis' text for handling abuse cases

Pope Francis has updated the procedures for investigating allegations of sexual abuse or the cover up of abuse, specifying that the leaders of Vatican-recognized international Catholic lay associations and movements have the same responsibilities over their members that a bishop has over the priests of his diocese.

The path to Easter is Christ’s Way

In this final stretch before Easter, let’s return to where we began — looking at the entirety of Christ’s way of being, as an integral whole of truth, goodness and beauty. Any other way risks removing something essential. 

Cardinal Lacroix of Quebec named to Pope Francis' council of advisers

Pope Francis named five new members to his international Council of Cardinals and renewed the mandate of four current members, the Vatican announced March 7.