Junípero Serra

Junípero Serra, 18th Century Spanish Franciscan, to be First Hispanic Saint in U.S.

Junípero Serra, the 18th century Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja California and introduced Christianity to a majority of California, will be canonized by Pope Francis in the U.S. The Spanish Franciscan will be the first Hispanic saint in the U.S.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis Plans to Meet With Sex Abuse Victims at Vatican Next Month

On Monday Pope Francis announced that he would meet with some of the victims that were sexually abused by clergy of the Catholic Church at the Vatican next month.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis Bends Catholic Law On Divorce, Communion

A Catholic law that bans divorced members of the church from receiving communion could be the subject of change after Pope Francis recently approved an Argentinean woman's plea to take part in communion after marrying her husband, a previously divorced man.
The Vatican

Pope Francis Backs Corrupt Vatican Bank

Vatican officials announced Monday that Pope Francis is supporting the Vatican's bank, which has been the subject of scandal and corruption in the last few months.
Pope Francis

Little Girls Asks Pope Francis and President Barack Obama to Help Reform US Law for Her Father

President Barack Obama wasn't the only American Pope Francis wanted to see at the Vatican onThursday. The other was 10-year-old Jersey Vargas of Panorama City, an area in northern Los Angeles.
Pope Francis meets Mirco Della Vecchia

Divine Decadence: Life-size Chocolate Pope Francis Made from 1.5 Tons of Guatemalan Cocoa Honors the Argentine Pontiff

Last week, the public saw Pope Francis like they have never seen him before, and he was sweeter than ever -literally- as he was presented with a life-sized, chocolate replica of himself.

Spain's Newest Cardinal Equates Homosexuality with High Blood Pressure, Claims It's a "Defect"

The Pope's new Spanish Cardinal Fernando Sebastián, 85, is showing his age - and his ignorance. Sebastián, who will take up his post in the Vatican as Spain's newest cardinal in February, is already making a dramatic entrance by reportedly calling homosexuality a physical "defect" that can be cured.

Dominican Prosecutors Investigate Priest for Child Sexual Abuse

Archbishop and Papal Nuncio Jozef Wesolowski is the latest member of the Catholic faith to face allegations of child sexual abuse. Dominican Republic prosecutors investigating the former man of the cloth have concluded that he sexually abused at least five boys under the age of 15. Santo Domingo, the country's capital city, is where allegations first aired on a local program, stating that Wesolowski paid to have sex with minor boys.

Pope Francis Christmas Mass Message: Transcript and Video from Christmas Day Sermon [WATCH]

At 12pm Central European Time Pope Francis delivered his first Christmas Day speech as Pontiff and offered his blessing to the 70 thousand worshippers present.
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