ROME (RNS) Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be formally declared saints on April 27, 2014, the Vatican said Monday (Sept. 30). Pope Francis made the announcement during a meeting with cardinals gathered in Rome.
ROME (RNS) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, responding to a noted atheist mathematician and philosopher who had criticized his handling of sexual abuse scandals, on Tuesday (Sept. 24) released a long letter that defended his record and criticized the logician’s reasoning.
ROME (RNS) Wading into ongoing debates over religion and politics, Pope Francis on Sunday (Sept. 15) gently chided Christians to pray for politicians, saying “a Christian who does not pray for his leaders is not a good Christian.”
Rome, September 30 (ENInews)--Pope Benedict XVI met with Metropolitan Hilarion, the Russian Orthodox Church's chief ecumenical affairs officer, in what Hilarion said afterwards could be a precursor to the first-ever meeting between Benedict and the Russian church's Patriarch Kirill.
Rome, May 2 (ENInews)--The Vatican on 2 May announced that it relieved Australian bishop William Morris of his post, five years after he published a letter interpreted to indicate that he would be open to ordaining women and married men as priests if it were not prohibited by church rules.
Vatican City, April 25 (ENInews)--Pope Benedict XVI on Easter Sunday called for an end to violence in Libya and the Ivory Coast and he prayed for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, as Holy Week drew to a close and preparations for the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II started to ramp up.
Rome, April 12 (ENInews)--The late Pope John Paul II's feast day, or day of
commemoration, will be October 22, the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship
and the Discipline of the Sacraments announced in the official Vatican
newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.