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‘God’s word cannot be enchained,’ pope says

Pope Francis said that even when St. Paul traveled to the heart of the Roman empire, he did not dilute his message

Pope names first woman to senior Vatican diplomatic post

Last year, Pope Francis also appointed four women as first female councilors for the Synod of Bishops

Retired Pope Benedict wants name removed from new book

Controversy over book on priestly celibacy has underscored the polarization between conservatives and progressives in the 1.3 billion-member Church

Number of South Korean Catholics spikes almost 50 percent in 20...

Growth attributed to a visit by Pope Francis to South Korea in 2014

Former pontiff’s book draws criticism, highlights problem of ‘two popes’

It's timing, giving the perception that a retired pope may be trying to influence the decision of a reigning pope, was debated by church commentators

Former Pope Benedict breaks silence on celibacy debate after synod

Pope Benedict has written a book with conservative Cardinal Robert Sarah that defends priestly celibacy in the Church

Trials and tribulations teach empathy, pope says

Pope Francis calls for sensitivity to ‘the many shipwrecked people of history’

After slapping incident, pope kisses nun who vows not to bite

On New Year's Eve, the pope slapped a woman’s hand after she took hold of him and forcefully yanked him toward her

Far too many people being denied adequate health care, pope says

In message ahead of World Day of the Sick, he asks Catholics to reject any compromise in the direction of euthanasia, assisted suicide or suppression of life, even in the case of terminal illness

Be in the lead car as we escort Pope Francis through...

360 VIDEO - Join us on board the lead car as we escort Pope Francis through crowds of adoring fans during his Apostolic visit to Thailand.

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