How Pope Francis' unorthodox governing style is likely to impact the next conclave
After a whirlwind pontificate that's broken with longstanding Vatican customs and protocols, the cardinals may want the next pope to be someone who's more "institutional"
COP 28 and the risk of suicidal indifference
As world leaders meet in Dubai for the UN climate change conference, Pope Francis reminds us that we must not give up hope or give in to despair
The Synod marks a theological, spiritual and radical transformation
The Synod assembly on the future of the Church, which took place in Rome this past October, marks a truly radical transformation for Catholicism
World AIDS Day: UN calls for community leadership to end AIDS
“We can — and must — end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030,” says António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ethiopian Church leaders establish national council
Ethiopian Catholic Church, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus come together in historic show of unity
Pope Francis says he wants a "less masculine" Church
In a meeting with some of the world’s leading theologians, the Jesuit pope extolled the "feminine" character of the Church
Music, a path to the Absolute
Yann Vagneux, a priest of the Paris Foreign Missions living in India, recounts how the lengthy recitation of the Vedas evokes a beyond-time filled with the glory of the Eternal revered by Hindus
Bishop in China urges Catholics to make prayer a major part of Advent
Bishop Joseph Gan Junqiu of Guangzhou, in his pastoral letter for Advent, says preparing for the birth of Jesus is the "waiting in meditation" that "helps us to find God"
COP28: 10 things to know about this summit
In the face of climate change, representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering for the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai. An overview of the meeting and issues at stake.
Cardinal Turkson sparks outrage in native Ghana over LGBT comments
Cardinal Peter Turkson, a longtime Vatican official, breaks ranks with bishops of his native Ghana by telling the BBC he’s against the country’s plan to criminalize homosexuality