Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service

People who work for the Catholic Church in Germany and live in a second marriage or in a same-sex partnership will in most cases no longer have to brace for their dismissal under new employment guidelines being discussed by the country's bishops.

War produces tremendous poverty, and its violence strikes those who are defenseless and vulnerable, Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Andriy Rabiy of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia as auxiliary bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Russia’s ambassador to the Vatican confirmed Pope Francis helped facilitate recent prisoner exchanges with Ukraine and said the Vatican is ready to act as a mediator between Ukraine and Russia.

A Catholic author and entrepreneur is inviting the Church to engage with new technologies poised to revolutionize not only finance, but society itself.

Pope Francis blessed a statue by renowned Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz that will be used in conjunction with a Vincentian Fathers and Daughters of Charity project to build homes for 10,000 people. 

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Aachen Auxiliary Bishop Johannes Bündgens, 66, who was convicted of taking nearly $128,000 from an acquaintance believed to be suffering from dementia.
Aging or declining membership should prompt members of religious orders to ask, "What do we do?" but not to despair, Pope Francis said.
LOURDES, France (CNS) - French Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, former head of the French bishops' conference, admitted to abusing a 14-year-old girl 35 years ago.

AWALI, Bahrain (CNS) -- Traveling as a "sower of peace" to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Pope Francis further strengthened ties with the Muslim world and witnessed the joy and vitality of its minority and predominately expatriate Christian population.