The head of the Catholic Church has chosen to battle anti-migrant forces, despite divisions his position could create among his US followers The head of the Catholic Church has chosen to battle anti-migrant forces, despite divisions his position could create among his U.
On Sunday, Pope Francis wrapped up the synod, or bishops meeting, he presided over for the last two weeks with a beatification service at the Vatican for Pope Paul VI but without significant progress made on hot-button topics such as homosexuality, divorce and contraception.
The pontiff was in Jerusalem on Monday, where he called for more tolerance and cooperation between Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is signaling that Pope Francis in his visit to Bethlehem on Sunday will strongly support the right of Palestinians to a sovereign state.
The bestselling secularist author of "The End of Faith" delivers a scathing review of "The Language of God," a new book by Human Genome Project head Francis Collins that attempts to demonstrate a harmony between science and evangelical Christianity.