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.
Pope's Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives' DistrustConservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.
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Cardinal: 'We Must Love All People, Even Those Who Advocate Abortion'A U.S. cardinal who is an adviser to Pope Francis is responding to concerns among some Roman Catholics that the pope hasn't spoken out enough against abortion.
Pope Tweets Prayers For Texas Explosion VictimsThe pope is using his Twitter account to ask followers to pray for victims of a fatal fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town.
Pope Francis' Installation Mass Pope Francis, the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church, was officially inaugurated as the 266th occupant of the Throne of St. Peter Tuesday in front of thousands of people.
Cardinal Bergoglio Is Pope Francis Cardinal Bergoglio was chosen as the leader and pope of the Roman Catholic Church Wednesday evening in Rome. He has chosen the name Pope Francis I and is the first pontiff from the Americas.