In his first year, Pope Francis' aggressive efforts to reform the Vatican's scandal-scarred financial apparatus show he's not all talk. NBC News reports.» Read More
Pope Francis has sacked nearly all the cardinals from the commission charged with overseeing the scandal-hit Vatican Bank.
Some Catholic theologians backed by activist Ralph Nader are criticizing billionaire Ken Langone for comments to CNBC about potential church fundraising problems.
Pope Francis' comments about the wealthy and capitalism have at least one wealthy capitalist feeling hesitant about supporting a church project.
In his first major written work, Pope Francis referred to capitalism as "a new tyranny," urging global leaders to fight poverty and inequality.
President Barack Obama has been bumped off the top spot of Forbes' ranking of the world's most powerful people.
Pope Francis, who has said he wants the Catholic Church to be a model of austerity and honesty, could restructure or even close the Vatican's scandal-ridden bank, Vatican sources say.