Pope Francis is reaching out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation, in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returns from his first foreign trip.
Speaking to Jewish leaders for the first time as pope, Francis said that true Christians cannot hold anti-Semitic sentiments due to the intertwined history of the two faiths.
Pope Francis has denounced the global financial system, blasting the “cult of money” that he says is tyrannizing the poor and turning humans into expendable consumer goods.
Washington’s Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has celebrated his first Mass since returning home from Rome for the papal conclave.
Washington’s Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has returned from Rome, where he took part in the papal conclave.
Catholics in Washington attended a local Mass to celebrate the installation of Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has 1.2 billion followers in the Roman Catholic Church, but he’s not following a single one of them on Facebook or Twitter.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s selection as Pope Francis has come as a welcome surprise for the Jewish community and the future of Catholic-Jewish relations.
President Barack Obama offered prayers and warm wishes Wednesday to the newly elected pope, applauding the selection of the first pope from the Americas as a sign of the region’s strength and vitality.
Vice President Joe Biden will lead the U.S. delegation to newly elected Pope Francis’ installation in Rome.