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.
Vatican Launches Cricket ClubThe Vatican has officially launched its cricket club, an initiative aimed at forging ties with teams of other faiths.
RI Couple Moved To Tears After Pope Hugs, Kisses 8-Year-Old Disabled SonA Rhode Island couple says they were speechless and moved to tears when Pope Francis hugged and kissed their 8-year-old son in St. Peter's Square on Easter Sunday.
DeLauro Attends Papal Installation
Pope Says He'll Resign -- First To Do So In 600 yearsPope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world's 1 billion Catholics.
Former Students Ask Vatican To Close Religious SchoolDozens of women who attended a high school run by the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order have urged the Vatican to close the program, saying the psychological abuse they endured trying to live like teenage nuns led to multiple cases of anorexia, stress-induced migraines, depression and even suicidal thoughts.
Vatican Investigates Religious Order With U.S. HQ In ConnecticutThe Vatican has launched an investigation into alleged child sex abuse against priests from the Legion of Christ, a worldwide religious order which has had its U.S. headquarters in Connecticut, with operations in Hamden, Orange, and Cheshire.