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Pope cancels visit with Rome priests for ‘slight’ illness

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is sick and skipped a planned Mass with Rome clergy across town on Thursday, officials said.The Vatican said...

Pope cancels visit with Rome priests for ‘slight’ illness

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is sick and skipped a planned Mass with Rome clergy across town on Thursday, officials said.The Vatican said...

Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis celebrated the Ash Wednesday ritual that marks the opening of the Catholic Church's Lenten season in traditional fashion...

Italy rushes to contain Europe’s first major virus outbreak

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) - Italy scrambled Sunday to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising...

Italy cancels Venice Carnival in bid to halt spread of virus

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) - Scrambling to contain rapidly rising number of new coronavirus infections in Italy, the largest amount outside Asia, authorities on Sunday...

Pope cautions against ‘unfair’ Middle East peace plans

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis has cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. In a speech Sunday during...

South Sudan’s rivals form unity government meant to end war

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a...

South Sudan’s rival leaders form coalition government

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a...

Ex-Brazilian leader da Silva meets the pope, gets blessing

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met Thursday with Pope Francis at the Vatican, received a papal blessing...

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of...