Jan 26, 2015

Vatican culinary tastes revealed in Swiss Guard cookbook

If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world’s smallest army eat? A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes of the pope’s army with a new cookbook. “Buon Appetito” features recipes on ...

Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

Jan 20, 2015

Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis that has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change — and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal ...

Jan 16, 2015

Pope on climate change: Man has 'slapped nature in the face'

Pope Francis said Thursday he is convinced that global warming is “mostly” man-made and that he hopes his upcoming encyclical on the environment will encourage negotiators at a climate change meeting in Paris to make “courageous” decisions to protect God’s creation. Francis has spoken ...

Pope puts dignity, poverty at the fore in Philippines trip

Jan 16, 2015

Pope puts dignity, poverty at the fore in Philippines trip

Pope Francis began his visit to Asia’s largest Catholic nation Thursday with a provocative statement about one of Europe’s largest Catholic nations: Referring to the Paris attacks, Francis said there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith. ...

Pope backs search for wartime truth in Sri Lanka

Jan 14, 2015

Pope backs search for wartime truth in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation and justice to Sri Lanka on Tuesday as he began a weeklong Asian tour, saying the island nation can’t fully heal from a quarter-century of brutal civil war without pursuing the truth about abuses that were committed. In ...