Mother Teresa set to get Vatican's nod for sainthood

Mar 15, 2016

Mother Teresa set to get Vatican's nod for sainthood

The Vatican committee that approves elevations to sainthood will meet Tuesday to consider a recommendation that Mother Teresa of Calcutta becomes Saint Teresa, the Holy See announced on Monday. With the long-awaited decision seen as a formality, Pope Francis is expected to sign a ...

DiCaprio has audience with pope, shares environment worries

Jan 29, 2016

DiCaprio has audience with pope, shares environment worries

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio brushed up his Italian to greet Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, discussed their shared concern over the environment and gave the pontiff a check for his charitable works. “Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you,” ...

Mother Teresa is put on track for sainthood

Dec 18, 2015

Mother Teresa is put on track for sainthood

Pope Francis has recognized a second medical miracle attributed to the late Mother Teresa, clearing the path for the beloved nun to be elevated to sainthood next year, Catholic newspaper Avvenire reported Thursday. Mother Teresa, celebrated for her work with the poor in Kolkata, ...

Dec 15, 2015

Vatican praised for efforts to combat money-laundering

Vatican prosecutors have launched 13 new investigations into suspected money-laundering this year, and currently have frozen some €11 million ($12.1 million) as part of beefed-up measures to prevent illicit activity at the Vatican’s scandal-marred bank, according to a report released Tuesday. The Council of ...