Vatican Defends Pope Against 'Blasphemous' Cover-Up ClaimsA top Vatican cardinal issued a scathing rebuke Sunday of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal, saying his claims were a "blasphemous" political hit job.
US Returning Stolen Christopher Columbus Letter Back To VaticanThe United States is returning what will be the third recovered copy of a letter by Christopher Columbus that had been stolen from European institutions.
Vatican, Pope Francis Honor 28 Philadelphians For Exceptional ServicePope Francis approved the special honors for 28 individuals.
Topless Protester Tries To Grab Baby Jesus Figure At VaticanThe incident occurred as thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear the Pope's Christmas Day message.
Author: Pope Francis Is A Socialist And An Opponent Of Donald TrumpAuthor George Neumayr says Pope Francis is no friend of Donald Trump and wanted him to lost last year's election.
Mother Teresa Declared Saint Before Huge Crowds At VaticanMother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India's poor, has been declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Montco Priest Can Forgive Sins Once Reserved For Only The PopeIt's part of the Pope's Year of Mercy in the Church. Msgr. George Majoros is the parochial vicar at Sacred Heart in Bridgeport.
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.