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Pope Francis released his first first encyclical "Lumen Fidei" ("The Light of Faith"), on July 5.
July 05, 2013

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' first encyclical, "Lumen Fidei" ("The Light of Faith"), is a celebration of Christian faith as the guiding...

Pope Francis signed a decree clearing the way for the canonization of Blessed John Paul II, left, and has asked cardinals to vote on the canonization of Blessed John XXIII, right.
July 05, 2013

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis signed a decree clearing the way for the canonization of Blessed John Paul II and has decided also to ask the world's cardinals to vote on the canonization of Blessed John XXIII, even in the absence of a miracle.

After Pope Francis met...

July 05, 2013

VATICAN CITY — Presenting Pope Francis' new encyclical and acknowledging how much of it was prepared by retired Pope Benedict XVI, top Vatican officials hailed it as a unique expression of the development of papal teaching and unity in faith.

"It is a fortunate...

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