Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill met Feb. 12 in Havana, Cuba, the first time in history the Roman Catholic pontiff and the Russian Orthodox patriarch have met.
GSR Preview: Feb. 15, the pope visits Chiapas, Mexico, where one-fourth of the population is Protestant or evangelical. Catholic sisters there hope Francis' visit will reverse the trend.
A livestream is available of the pope's historic meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill Feb. 12 in Havana, Cuba, during a four-hour stop before the pope continues on to Mexico.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE -- Pope Francis has given extra incentive for success in the ongoing peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC militants.
Faith and Justice: No governance system is perfect since it has to be run by fallible human beings. But the church's current highly centralized system has come under heavy fire.
NCR Today: An alliance of twelve Catholic reform groups called upon the Swiss bishops' conference to reaffirm the Swiss church's commitment to the Second Vatican Council.
The nine cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the Catholic church's central bureaucracy have submitted a final proposal for the creation of two new high-level Vatican offices, a spokesman said Tuesday.
The Council of Cardinals have finalized their recommendations for a new Laity-Family-Life office and a Justice-Peace-Migrants office, said Vatican spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi.
Speaking to the priests he will commission to hear confessions during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the pope outlined three particular characteristics they should practice when hearing confessions.