The viral video showing Pope Francis refusing to let pilgrims kiss his ring was a "simple matter of hygiene," says the Vatican spokesman.
A Franciscan friar and science teacher in rural Kenya won the Global Teaching Award and a $1 million prize for his work with poor students in his community.
A Catholic journalist is under investigation for tweets that allegedly "misgendered" an individual, under UK law punishable by up to six months in prison.
Curiously no work by the Renaissance man had been found, until the "only surviving sculpture" of Leonardo da Vinci was revealed: "Virgin and Laughing Child"
Staff Sergeant Travis W. Atkins will be posthumously awarded the medal the honor, killed tackling a suicide bomber in Al Yusufiyah, Iraq on June 1st, 2007.
After his conviction for "historical abuse charges," Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in prison with possibility of parole.
After a proposal to legalize marijuana, the 28 New York bishops issued a statement decrying the "harmful substance" with "multiple deleterious effects."
A Utah teacher has been placed on leave after forcing a fourth-grade student William McLeod, to remove the ashes from his head on Ash Wednesday and calling the ashes "inappropriate".
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, convicted for failing to report sex abuse allegations to authorities, plans to hand in his resigation to Pope Francis.
Pope Francis offered helpful advice in his Lenten homily - summoning Catholics around the world to heed these forty days as a "wake up call for the soul."