Aug 18, 2014

Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes ties

Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn’t coming in as a “conqueror” but is rather a partner in dialogue. Francis outlined his priorities for ...

Benedict resignation effects still felt

Feb 11, 2014

Benedict resignation effects still felt

It was the quietest of announcements that had the effect of a thunderclap on the Catholic world: A year ago Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI said in a voice so soft that cardinals strained to hear (and in a Latin not all could easily follow) ...

Mar 17, 2013

New pope faces challenging times

It is hoped that Pope Francis will be successful in restoring and strengthening trust in the Catholic Church by squarely addressing problems plaguing it.