Pope Indefinitely Extends Special Permission On AbortionPope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve women of the "grave sin" of abortion.
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.
Report: Pope Francis To Visit PennsylvaniaPope Francis will visit the United States next year, his first U.S visit since becoming Pope in 2013.
Polish Hill Church Marking Historic Canonization By Enshrining RelicImmaculate Heart of Mary Church in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill section will mark Sunday’s canonization of two popular 20th century popes with a special ceremony involving a relic of Pope John Paul II’s.
Benedict To Join In Double Sainthood CeremonyRetired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.
Gov. Corbett Meets Pope, Encourages Him To Visit Pa. Last night, the Vatican canceled a private meeting Gov. Tom Corbett was scheduled to have with Pope Francis in Rome.
Boy Refuses To Leave Pope's Side During Vatican EventA little boy stole the show at the Vatican over the weekend after he climbed on stage to greet Pope Francis and wouldn't leave.
Vatican Says Westmoreland Co. Churches Must Pair TogetherThe Vatican has cleared the way for the pairing of two Westmoreland County parishes.
Late Pope John Paull II Cleared For Sainthood, Has Local TiesWhen Pope John Paul II wanted someone to design the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in the Vatican -- the job fell to Pittsburgh architect Lou Astorino -- who went to Rome to meet him.
Pope Francis Clears John Paul II For SainthoodPope Francis has cleared John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession.
Vatican Intern Gets Rare Glimpse At History UnfoldingAs a college student, getting a good internship is important, so when Villanova student Sean Hudgins landed a social media internship at the Vatican, he was excited to go halfway across the world.
Pope Francis Urges Protection Of Poor During InaugurationPope Francis has urged princes, presidents, sheikhs and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass to protect God's creation, the weakest and the poorest of the world.