Put people first, Pope Francis tells leaders at Davos

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis told global business and government leaders that everyone has the moral responsibility to seek the integral development of all people, but especially those who are in need, suffering injustice or whose lives are threatened.

    U.S. bishop asked Pope Francis about McCarrick report

    VATICAN CITY -- Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, Texas, said he asked Pope Francis about the Vatican investigation into Theodore E. McCarrick and the release of a promised report on how the former cardinal managed to rise through the church ranks.

      Pope Francis decries 'barbaric resurgence' of anti-Semitism

      VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis condemned the "barbaric resurgence" of anti-Semitism and criticized the selfish indifference that is creating the conditions for division, populism and hatred.

        God's Word on Sunday: God’s light can shine in darkest times

        Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 26 (Year A) Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17-18; Matthew 4:12:23

        Light and darkness are two of the most powerful and frequently used symbols in the Scriptures. 

          Pope Francis speaks to U.S. bishops about pro-life issues, transgender ideology

          VATICAN CITY -- Protecting human life is the "preeminent" social and political issue, Pope Francis said, and he asked the head of the U.S. bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities to convey his support to the pro-life community.

            Will 2020 be turning point for women at the Vatican?

            VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis opened 2020 with a strong call to acknowledge the dignity of women, end violence against them and stop the exploitation of women’s bodies.

              Publisher won’t remove Benedict XVI as co-author of book on priestly celibacy

              VATICAN CITY -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI wants his name removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy but the publisher insists Benedict wrote the book with Cardinal Robert Sarah.

                God's Word on Sunday: Everyone is called to be a light to nations

                Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jan. 19 (Year A) Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34

                One of the most unsettling questions that we can ask of ourselves is: “Who am I, and why am I here?”

                  Pope Francis establishes date dedicated to Bible focus

                  VATICAN CITY -- The newly established "Sunday of the Word of God" is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, Pope Francis said.

                    Malta’s Christians set welcoming tone

                    An island nation that is more than 90 per cent Catholic is using the story of a shipwreck to remind Christians what ecumenism is really about — kindness, welcome and the bonds of our common humanity.

                      Amid threats of war, world must stay hopeful, Pope Francis tells diplomats

                      VATICAN CITY -- Hope is the virtue needed to approach the coming year, especially when the looming threat of war surrounds a humanity scarred by violence, Pope Francis said.