Dec 18, 2014
Pope Francis is being widely credited for helping to restore diplomatic and economic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, but much of the groundwork was achieved through Vatican officials and, most notably, the Pope’s deputy, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Dec 15, 2014
The Teutonic juggernaut influencing the church is powerful and likely to continue.
Dec 9, 2014
Both Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, have shared frank remarks with major newspapers, each going some way to clearing the air on their approach toward current issues.
Nov 28, 2014
Papal gestures pointing to reconciliation and peaceful co-existence are likely to be the most memorable aspects of Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Turkey which begins today.
Nov 19, 2014
The head of the Vatican’s doctrinal department was speaking on the sidelines of Humanum, a three-day international and interreligious colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman in marriage held this week at the Vatican.
Oct 19, 2014
Pressure from Catholic Church leaders closely allied to Pope Francis on changing the church's approach to marriage and the family is likely to lead to a year of "trench warfare," top Vatican sources say.
Oct 15, 2014
Whatever it was, the content of the interim report on the Catholic Church’s Synod on the Family and how it was released have possibly provided an accurate depiction of the synod, not only its tone but who is running it and its likely outcome.
Oct 9, 2014
The way the Vatican is handling the media during the synod has not reassured observers, with accusations that the synod administrators are muzzling and spinning the debate.