Pope Francis arrived Saturday in Jordan, kicking off a three-day trip to the Middle East that will see him get a firsthand look at the plight of Syrian refugees and witness the toll the civil war next door is taking on Jordan.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
If you want your priests to be allowed to marry and have their own families, then be prepared to be extra-generous with your Mass collections.
The top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land urged Israel to crack down on vandals behind a spate of hate crimes aimed primarily at Christian and Muslim sites on Sunday, weeks before Pope Francis visits.
By Nestor Corrales
In celebration of the Catholic Church’s double canonization of Pope John XXII and Pope John Paul II in Vatican City on Sunday, “little popes” paraded in Eastwood City in Quezon City.
Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter’s Square.