Pope Francis is praying for the Chilean military plane bound for Antarctica that went missing Monday with 38 passengers on board.
In an exclusive look at the restoration efforts, Chief architect Philippe Villeneuve said "today, we absolutely cannot say that Notre-Dame has been saved."
A senior CDF official tasked with handling abuse allegation cases in Rome said there is "no logical connection" between abuse and clerical celibacy.
A study by the Pew Research Center found that out of all Christian denominations, Catholic sermons are the shortest at a median length of 14 minutes.
Pope Francis lifted the pontifical secret, making testimony from the proceedings of clerical trials involving abuse available to legal authorities.
A few days after celebrating the fifty year anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Pope Francis is also celebrating his 83rd birthday.
After a meeting with refugees who arrived from the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis put up a life-jacket cross in the Vatican's Belvedere Courtyard.
The rector of Notre-Dame said the iconic Parisian cathedral has just a "50% chance" of being saved from the devastating fire in April.
On the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis called on families everywhere to communicate and get off their phones at the dinner table.
Pope Francis apologized for his "bad example" after freeing himself from the grip of a woman who yanked his arm on New Years Eve in Saint Peter's Square.