A sweeping Vatican investigation of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States that began five years ago over fears they had become too feminist and secular ended up mostly praising the sisters Tuesday — a major shift in tone and approach under the social justice-minded Pope Francis.
A German newspaper is reporting that retired Pope Benedict XVI says he would have liked to be known after his resignation as “Father Benedict” — a title that would have distinguished him more clearly from the current pontiff.
By Tina G. Santos
Filipino Catholics will have a chance to venerate a piece of cloth bearing what the faithful believe is an original imprint of the face of Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis began an historic ceremony on St Peter’s Square on Sunday to confer sainthood on two of his predecessors — John Paul II and John XXIII.
Tens of thousands of people have filled St. Peter’s Square for a historic day of four popes, with Popes Francis and Benedict XVI honoring John XXIII and John Paul II by declaring them saints in the first ever canonization of two pontiffs.