Pope highlights sanctity of life in Year of Mercy visits

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis donned a green hospital gown over his white cassock and entered the neonatal unit of a Rome hospital, peering in the incubators, making the sign of the cross and encouraging worried parents.

Study puts dollar value of organized religion in the U.S. at $1.2 trillion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Can you put a dollar value on religion? One Georgetown University researcher has attempted something close to it.

Humans are different from the rest of creation, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Created in the image of God, human beings have a dignity they are in danger of degrading when they place material possessions above God in their hearts, Pope Francis said Thursday.