The magisterium is the official teaching office of the Church, including the pope and the bishops in union with him.
The name "pope" comes from a Latin and Greek word meaning "father."
One of the Avignon popes turned out to be the right man for the right time when the Pestilence came to town.
Walk a mile in the papal shoes.
Do you know how the Vatican chimney works?
He believed that recognizing Jesus as King would lead to lasting peace on earth.
The Rosary remains a popular prayer among the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church.
The tradition of popes wearing a pectoral cross has a fascinating history and deep spiritual symbolism.
Even though St. Gregory didn't want to become pope, he is regarded as the prime example of a "good shepherd."
Here is an inside look at what the Holy Father does with his time.