David Gibson And Alessandro Speciale| Religion News Service

Stories by David Gibson And Alessandro Speciale| Religion News Service

Did Pope Francis change church teaching on homosexuality?

With his open and easygoing manner, Pope Francis charmed the media as much as the faithful during his successful visit … Continued

Pope Francis has a long to-do list, and it starts with the Curia

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis comes into office riding a wave of good will but facing a host of challenges … Continued

Vatican: Conclave to start on Tuesday

VATICAN CITY — The conclave to pick a new pope will begin on Tuesday (March 12) the Vatican said Friday, … Continued

Cardinals move to plug leaks ahead of papal conclave

VATICAN CITY — Tensions among the Roman Catholic cardinals meeting here to choose a new pope appeared to escalate on … Continued

How the traditional Pope Benedict is redefining the papacy

Pope Benedict XVI came into office with the reputation of a conservative hard-liner, a vigorous defender of orthodoxy who wanted … Continued

Who’s in the running? 12 names to watch to become the next pope

Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden announcement that he would resign by the end of the month took the church and the … Continued