Report Says Pope Francis Has Curable Brain Tumor; Vatican Denies ClaimsA report in an Italian newspaper says Pope Francis has a small, curable brain tumor. The Vatican has denied the claims.
Vatican: Pope's Encounter With Davis Not A Form Of SupportAfter days of confusion, the Vatican issued a statement Friday clarifying the circumstances of Francis' Sept. 24 encounter with Davis.
Priest Builds Lego Replica Of Vatican; On Display At Franklin InstituteAs a segue between the Franklin Institute's Art of the Brick exhibit and their Vatican Splendors exhibit, the museum now has a huge Lego replica of the Vatican on display in their atrium.
Pope Francis Has Some Personal Preparations Before His Visit Next MonthJohn Allen is an Associate Editor for the Boston Globe and author of the book "The Francis Miracle." He's also an editor and writer for the newspaper's on-line publication 'Crux', chronicling activities of the Vatican and the Catholic church.
Pope Francis Surprises Delegation Of Philadelphia's Leaders With Personal WelcomeAt the Vatican, a delegation of Philadelphia leaders was greeted by Pope Francis himself
UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change ConferenceU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis' highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.
Ukrainian Archbishop Pitches Vatican For Papal Stop During Pope's Visit To PhiladelphiaThe archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church based in Philadelphia says he's reached out to the Vatican directly, asking Pope Francis to put his cathedral on the list of stops the pope plans to make when he visits in September.
Philadelphia Families Asked To Host Visitors For Pope's TripResidents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those coming to see Pope Francis next year.
Pope Francis Announces Visit To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of FamiliesIn an remarks offered Monday morning from the Vatican, Pope Francis formally announced his intention to attend the World Meeting of families in Philadelphia in September.
Online Registration Officially Opens For World Meeting Of Families In PhiladelphiaSignificant progress has been made in finalizing some of the plans for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families planned for Philadelphia in September 2015.
Area Catholics React To Vatican's Synod A two-week meeting of Catholic bishops at the Vatican is over and new language on the Church's view of gays and other issues has been rejected. Now, area Catholics are reacting to the outcome.
Pope Francis' Trip To West Bank May Send Signal To Israeli LeadersPope Francis is giving a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state by visiting the West Bank before visiting Israel.