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Pontiff grants Cardinal Pell leave of absence to face abuse charges in Australia

Cardinal George Pell, the prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, has been ordered to appear in a Melbourne court on July 26 to face sexual abuse charges. The charges stem...

Cardinal Müller to be removed from top Vatican doctrinal post

Cardinal Gerhard Müller will be removed from his post as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) on July 2, according to multiple news reports. Cardinal Müller...

Pontiff decrees that ‘offering of life’ is path to sainthood

Pope Francis has issued an apostolic letter decreeing that the oblatio vitae—the “offering of life”—has joined martyrdom and the heroic exercise of the virtues as a...

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