Jun 18, 2015

Pope urges revolution to save Earth, fix 'perverse' economy

Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he calls the “structurally perverse” economic system of the rich exploiting the poor that is turning Earth into an “immense pile of filth.” In a sweeping manifesto aimed at spurring action in ...

Vatican whodunit: What happened to books on marriage?

Feb 28, 2015

Vatican whodunit: What happened to books on marriage?

A whodunit is making the rounds at the Vatican. The publisher of a book on traditional Catholic marriage is crying foul, saying someone apparently swiped as many as 100 copies of the book from the Vatican mailboxes of bishops who attended a controversial meeting ...

Charlie Hebdo team bites back with new issue

Feb 24, 2015

Charlie Hebdo team bites back with new issue

More than a month after jihadi gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, the magazine is back at work with another savage swipe at its favorite enemies. The cover of the latest issue due out Wednesday depicts the pope, a jihadi, former ...

At U.N., Vatican seeks limit on sex abuse responsibilities

May 5, 2014

At U.N., Vatican seeks limit on sex abuse responsibilities

In its second grilling at the United Nations this year, the Vatican on Monday sought to limit its responsibility for the global priest sex abuse scandal by undercutting arguments it has violated an international treaty against torture and inhuman treatment. The Vatican delegation’s appearance ...

Obama tells Pope Francis he is a 'great admirer'

Mar 27, 2014

Obama tells Pope Francis he is a 'great admirer'

President Barack Obama called himself a “great admirer” of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their nearly hourlong first meeting comes as Obama’s administration remains deeply split ...