The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and other Catholic leaders condemned police violence against "peaceful demonstrations" after President Viktor Yanukovich's decision not to seek closer ties with the European Union.
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The thought of death and losing a loved one is scary when there is no faith in Jesus guiding people to an everlasting life, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis is expected to issue a decree declaring one of his favorite Jesuits, Blessed Peter Faber, a saint.
The decree is likely to take the form of what the Vatican terms an "equivalent canonization."
Seven priests of the Archdiocese of Palo, Philippines, were ordained amid the ruins of the typhoon-ravaged Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in Nov. 25 ceremonies.
Church officials in Germany defended plans by the country's bishops' conference to allow some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, insisting they have the pope's endorsement.
In his clearest public reference as pope to the subject of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis urged bishops to support abuse victims while also reaching out to priests who have "fallen short of their commitments."
This is a scene from the 3-D movie Jerusalem. The Imax film looks at the holy city through the eyes of three teenage girls.
The day before he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis greeted Ukrainians marking the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor or “Terror-Famine of Ukraine.”
In a world where profit reigns over human dignity, solidarity has become a “dirty word” and risks being removed from the dictionary, Pope Francis said.
With Baptism, Christians are cleansed of sin, but the sacrament doesn’t wash away human weakness nor the obligation to ask forgiveness when they make mistakes, Pope Francis said.
The so-called “luxury bishop” or “Bishop Bling” of Limburg, Germany, agreed to pay a fine of 20,000 euros rather than contest charges that he perjured himself before the Hamburg District Court.
More people live longer, but their quality of life may actually worsen because too often the elderly are not respected and, when they get ill, they may be abandoned, said speakers at a Vatican conference.
A Catholic group with “an ecumenical vocation” will establish a community of prayer at the headquarters of the leader of worldwide Anglican Communion.
Pope Francis said he goes to Confession every two weeks, knowing that God never tires of forgiving those who repent, but also knowing that having a priest say “I absolve you” reinforces belief in God’s mercy.
Catholic education should not be taken for granted, John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, told a group of Catholic journalists Nov. 7.
Pope Francis holds a bronze reliquary containing the relics of St. Peter the Apostle on the altar during a Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Nov. 24.
Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila before blessing a mosaic of St. Pedro Calungsod during a meeting with the Philippine community at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 21.
Pope Francis admitted he isn’t a pharmacist, but he didn’t hesitate serving as the spokesman for the heart-healthy benefits of 59 little pills strung together: the rosary.
The Vatican will publish Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation Nov. 26, two days after he formally delivers it to the Church at a Mass concluding the 2012-13 Year of Faith.
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