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Topic - Benedict Xvi
Pope Francis had a closed-door meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, the latest example of the pontiff’s deeper wade into politics than his Catholic Church predecessors.
For all the good press new Pope Francis has gotten since his election, the first extensive survey of American Catholics finds his impact on church attendance and membership has been less than overwhelming.
Pope Francis is going to meet with President Vladimir Putin in hopes of bolstering relations and tamping down accusations that the Catholic Church proselytizes in Russia.
With one quick Tuesday statement, the Vatican shot down any ideas among Catholic Church members of remarrying then partaking of Communion absent an annulment — a fire-starter of a pronouncement from a papacy that's been roundly criticized in conservative circles for going soft on gay marriage, abortion and contraception.
Pope Francis already preaches, prays, talks, tweets and writes. Now he’s about to make waves on Instagram.
Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today's "throw-away culture" and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them.
Pope Francis is warning that the Catholic Church's moral edifice might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn't balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a merciful, more welcoming place for all.
A word of warning to those who write personal notes to Pope Francis: He might just call you back.
For some years now, the Catholic Church in the United States has been experiencing signs of new energy and new life — something of a new Pentecost.
Pope Francis issued blistering, soul-searching criticism Saturday of the Brazilian church's failure to keep its flock from straying to evangelical churches, challenging the region's bishops to be closer to their people to understand their problems and offer them credible solutions.
As with the 1978 election of Pope John Paul II, the March selection of an Argentine Jesuit, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, as Pope Francis stunned many within and outside the Roman Catholic Church: The new pontiff wasn't widely known outside of South America, and his views on many issues were a bit mysterious.
Proclaiming the first saints of his pontificate, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized 813 Italians who were slain by Turkish soldiers in a 15th-century siege.
Pope Francis ordered his staff on Friday to take "decisive action" against the sexual violation of minors.
Pope Francis said Friday that the Catholic Church was going to take decisive action against members of the clergy found guilty of sex abuse.
Italian police on Thursday arrested a priest accused of pocketing 4 million euros ($5.1 million) from a Catholic hospital he ran and helping run up 600 million euros ($769 million) in debts that forced it into bankruptcy.
He said he came "as a witness to Christ, our hope," and he encouraged people to be a source of love and hope to their families, their communities, their nation and their world.