Pope Francis is allowing Catholic priests to absolve the “horrendous crime” of abortion, extending special permission he granted clerics last year for the Holy Year of Mercy. “I want to insist as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin because it puts an end to an innocent life,” the pope said, according to Vatican […]

Trump responded to the Pope’s claims, and says it is “disgraceful for a religious leader to question a person’s faith.”   Thrusting himself into the combative 2016 presidential campaign, Pope Francis said Thursday that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump “is not Christian” if he calls for the deportation of undocumented immigrants and pledges to build a […]

Pope Francis became everyone’s favorite rapper Monday after a convincing photo inspired Twitter users to pair him with the hilarious #PopeBars hashtag.

While in the U.S., Pope Francis met with the president convicts and … Kim Davis? “Well it was really very humbling to think that he would even want to meet me or know me,” Davis told ABC. Yes. Kim and the pope met. In private. At the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C.   READ MORE: NewsNet5.com Article […]

Jon Stewart’s successor Trevor Noah knocked his first episode of The Daily Show out the park last night by “continuing the war on bullsh***” with mentions of…


Pope Francis tackled issues of racial and social injustice, and abolishment of the death penalty, among other things.

Pope Francis’ trip to America has been pretty smooth until Wednesday morning, when he sat with President Barack Obama and a room full of reporters in Washington, D.C. A reporter, presumably not from America, believed it would be a good idea to ask the influential leaders about Black people, but her wording left the president with […]

The Pope plans to address Congress tomorrow following a mass service he will deliver tonight.   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pope Francis immediately dove into the whirlpool of U.S. politics on Wednesday, using his first direct address to the American people to weigh in on deeply divisive issues including climate change, Cuba, marriage and immigration. The pontiff, […]

Rev. Al Sharpton talks about the importance of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. “In the contrast of all this Islamphobia, the Pope made…

Roland Martin talks to Father George Clements about the importance of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States and what other black Catholics hope to…

The Pope’s trip in the U.S. will include stops in New York City and will end in Philadelphia. Washington (CNN)Pope Francis landed on U.S. soil for the first time just before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, launching a six-day visit that will highlight his love for the poor and his willingness to tackle the nation’s […]

  The two, in which Francis’ rating is higher than Obama’s, would discuss everything from religion to unity to immigration.   (CNN) — President Barack Obama gave Pope Francis a box of seeds as a gift, a fitting token as their first-ever meeting provided a fresh start of sorts between the administration and Catholic leadership […]