Prefect of Vatican economy office steps down, citing illness
Three years after Pope Francis appointed him to speed up financial reforms, transparency and budget controls at the Vatican, Jesuit Father Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves has resigned for health reasons.
Overcoming Christian divisions would give world hope, pope tells patriarch
Pope Francis included in his letter condolences over the Nov. 13 Istanbul bombing that killed six people and wounded more than 80 on a busy street lined with shops and restaurants.
Regional representatives meet pope, discuss ‘continental phase’ of synod
As final plans are made for the continental phase leading to the Synod of Bishops 2023-24, the bishops and coordinators responsible for the regional meetings met at the Vatican Nov. 28-29.
Vatican offers guidelines for investing in a way consistent with faith
To help Catholic institutions and individuals invest in a way consistent with the values of their faith, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences published a document, "Mensuram Bonam" (For Good Measure) Nov. 25.
‘Situation is tragic,’ says bishop whose diocese includes Kherson, Ukraine
The Latin-rite bishop whose diocese includes Kherson, Ukraine, accused Russian forces of "cruel and bestial behavior" in the recaptured port and warned his country would not negotiate with Moscow until all occupied territory is regained.
Forest rangers, local towns stop planned cut of Christmas tree for Vatican
Forest service rangers arrived at the scene -- a mountain grove in central Italy's Monte Castel Barone -- Nov. 14 to alert workers to halt preparations for felling the tree.
Religious leaders seek consensus-based approach for decisions on climate
At the U.N. climate conference, COP27, religious leaders are meeting various delegations of civil society groups, climate activists, experts and other faith-based organizations to deliberate on how to achieve climate neutrality -- net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Present diversity of voices while preserving unity, pope tells communicators
Communication must bring people closer, give voice to the voiceless, put the spotlight on what gets ignored and show that it is possible to have a diversity of views rooted in the truth, Pope Francis said.
Live the Gospel by treating others as a brother or sister, pope says
Treating everyone as a brother or sister is the clearest, most simple way to live the Gospel each day, Pope Francis said.
Love the Lord by loving the poor, pope says at Mass
Loved by God, "let us love his most discarded children. The Lord is there," the pope said Nov. 13, celebrating Mass for the World Day of the Poor.