Pope Francis Plans to Shrink Papal Cabinet

In a recent interview, Pope Francis’ right-hand man for the reform of the Roman curia said we can expect serious downsizing of the offices that make up the Vatican bureaucracy. Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, the Honduran coordinator of the

Pope Francis Plans to Shrink Papal Cabinet

Pope Urges Muslim Leaders to Condemn Islamist Terror

Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders worldwide to “clearly” condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam, and called for an end to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Francis said he had told Turkish President Recep Tayyip

Pope Urges Muslim Leaders to Condemn Islamist Terror

Day After Thanksgiving, Pope Does Turkey

The Pope traveled to Turkey Friday morning for a long-awaited three-day visit for meetings with religious and political authorities. But upon arriving at the presidential palace in Ankara, the Pope came out swinging, immediately focusing on Turkey’s soft underbelly: religious

Day After Thanksgiving, Pope Does Turkey

Controversial Cardinal Tells Catholics to Contact Pope

American Cardinal Raymond Burke, recently demoted from the highest legal office in the Vatican, told a conference in Ireland that Catholic layman should write to the Pope to voice their opinions about the general Synod of Bishops to take place

Controversial Cardinal Tells Catholics to Contact Pope

Rocker Patti Smith to Sing for Pope

Rock legend Patti Smith, the “Godmother of Punk,” will join 17 other artists performing at the Vatican’s annual Christmas concert on December 13, 2014. The concert, at Conciliation Auditorium in Rome, a few steps from St. Peter’s, will be broadcast

Rocker Patti Smith to Sing for Pope

Pope Francis to Install Showers for Homeless

Next Monday, work will begin to renovate Vatican restrooms for pilgrims, but Pope Francis has also given instructions for showers to be installed where Rome’s homeless can wash. Bishop Konrad Krajewski, or “Don Conrado” as he is familiarly known, is

Pope Francis to Install Showers for Homeless