Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service

Presenting the Ratzinger Prize to a French Jesuit theologian and a Jewish law professor, Pope Francis paid tribute to his predecessor and his theological work.

A Catholic bishop in Congo warned of a loss of government control over parts of the country, ahead of a projected visit by Pope Francis.

Three years after Pope Francis appointed him to speed up financial reforms, transparency and budget controls at the Vatican, Jesuit Father Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves has resigned for health reasons.

A Hong Kong Court fined Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, 90, and five others for failing to register a humanitarian fund set up to help people arrested in anti-government protests pay legal fees.

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.