Pope Francis

Vandals Strike Carmel Mission Days After Pope Canonizes SerraPolice in Northern California say vandals defaced a statue of Father Junipero Serra at the Carmel Mission, where the remains of the recently canonized missionary are buried.
Group Of Local Female Catholics Question Women's Role In The ChurchJennifer O'Malley is just one of many women who respect Pope Francis, but feel that something is missing around him.
Students Gather In LA To Celebrate Canonization Of Junipero SerraPope Francis has elevated to sainthood an 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast in the first canonization on U.S. soil.
Pope Francis To Canonize Father Junipero Serra During Mass In Washington, DCFather Serra will become the first saint canonized in the U.S. during today's Mass, which is set to begin at 1:15 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Temecula Artist Designs Rosary For Pope FrancisA Temecula artist known for her high-end rosary designs received what was perhaps her greatest order ever, when clergy at the Carmel Mission recently asked her to design a rosary for none other than Pope Francis.
Pope Francis Arrives In DC Amid Much FanfarePope Francis arrived for his first-ever visit to the U.S. Tuesday, making his entrance in a frugal little family car, windows rolled down.
LA Catholics React To Pope’s Streamlining of Annulment ProcessAn announcement by Pope Francis on Tuesday that he intends to streamline the annulment process for Roman Catholics has pleased some Angelenos who believe it could help keep people involved in the church when previously they would have been turned away.
Pope Overhauls Rules For Catholic Marriage AnnulmentsPope Francis is undertaking a second major initiative in as many weeks for the Catholic Church that will have reverberations ahead of his historic U.S. visit.
Pope's Apology Doesn't Change Opinions On Canonization Of 18th-Century Missionary Junipero SerraPope Francis' apology for the Roman Catholic Church's crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among some California Native Americans to his decision to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra.
Want To See Pope Francis During U.S. Visit? Public Lottery To Be Held For Ticket DistributionA local congressman is holding a lottery to give his constituents a chance to get a bit closer to His Holiness Pope Francis during his upcoming U.S. visit.
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.
Pope's Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives' DistrustConservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.