Catholic Church

Pope Francis will meet Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a prominent figure in Shiite Islam, to issue a joint call for peace.
Visiting a country with a fragile health care system in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic is not a good idea, infectious disease experts said.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann also commended a priest who denied Communion to President Joe Biden two years ago.
Thanks to Pope Francis, Sister Nathalie Becquart can likely vote at the next synod of bishops in 2022.
Over 200 schools closed or consolidated amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Catholic Educational Association.
Dioceses received taxpayer-backed aid while sitting on over $10 billion in cash, short-term investments or other readily available funds, an investigation found.
Queer Catholic advocates have welcomed bishops’ call to protect LGBTQ youth. But they say they need actions, too.
Cardinal Blase Cupich issued an opening salvo in what may be a long struggle over how bishops will handle relations with America's second Catholic president.
Religious orders are supposed to be spiritual sanctuaries for those who join. But for these women, the order of Sisters Minor of Mary Immaculate was a nightmare of alleged abuse. Now, years later, four of those former sisters are speaking out in hopes of preventing abuse.
The pope will miss out on services at St. Peter's Basilica because of “painful sciatica,” a Vatican official said.