Pope Francis meets with Anglican archbishop at Vatican

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, said they would travel together to South Sudan if the country's leaders fulfill their promise to form a transitional government by late February.

    Pope Francis appeals for protection of the vulnerable in Burkina Faso

    VATICAN CITY -- After one of the deadliest attacks in Burkina Faso in recent years, Pope Francis urged leaders there to do more to protect vulnerable civilians and to promote dialogue and social harmony.

      Lack of ethics leads to 'throwaway' culture, Pope Francis says

      VATICAN CITY -- An economic system lacking any ethics leads to a "throwaway" culture of consumption and waste, Pope Francis said.

        God's Word on Sunday: We cannot separate light from darkness

        33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 17 (Year C) Malachi 4:1-2; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19

        The wicked and arrogant will be burned up with fire! 

          Motherhood, feminism and the Bible

          What motherhood means ought to be obvious. We all have mothers. We all know mothers. Some of us are mothers. What is there to explain?

            Pope Francis meets Salvation Army CEO: Spread God's love through service

            VATICAN CITY -- Loving acts of service and charity not only help build up the Kingdom of God, they attract and influence others, Pope Francis said.

              Pope Francis expected to address new arms race during Japan trip

              VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis' top aide made no secret of what will be on the pope's mind when he visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, Nov. 24: "the total elimination of nuclear weapons."

                Pope Francis restructures Brazilian dioceses following synod proposal

                VATICAN CITY -- Following a proposal made during the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis restructured several dioceses in the Brazilian Amazon to better address the needs of local Catholics.

                  Pope Francis prays for people killed in ethnic, religious clashes in Ethiopia

                  VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis prayed for those killed during violent protests in Ethiopia, which left dozens of people dead.

                    Austrian man claims he threw 'Pachamama' statues into the Tiber

                    VATICAN CITY (CNA) -- In a video uploaded on YouTube Nov. 4, a young man from Austria claims that he was one of the two men who took five controversial statues from a church near the Vatican and threw them into the Tiber River.