03:41 PM EDT 10/14/2014
Originally posted 10/13/2014 01:30PM
Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis's famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week.
Originally posted 08/22/2014 07:50AM
The parents of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by militants in the Middle East, said Friday that his remarkable bravery was an answer to the prayers of many – even as their hope turned to horror this week.
Originally posted 08/19/2014 09:30AM
Officials say the wife and two children of Pope Francis's nephew were killed, and the nephew seriously injured, in a car crash shortly after midnight Tuesday in Argentina, reports the BBC.
Originally posted 07/07/2014 11:45AM
Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors – but a victim spokesman called the gathering nothing more than "a PR event."
Originally posted 06/22/2014 07:20AM
Pope Francis journeyed Saturday to the heart of Italy's biggest crime syndicate, met the father of a 3-year-old boy slain in the region's drug war, and declared that all mobsters are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
Originally posted 05/19/2014 07:00AM
See breathtaking images from the U.S. Naval Academy's Sea Trials, Cannes and more
Originally posted 04/27/2014 09:00AM
Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square.
Originally posted 04/21/2014 07:00AM
Thousands pack into St. Peter's Square on Easter, victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are memorialized and more breathtaking images from around the globe
Originally posted 04/16/2014 10:00AM
Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square.
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