Eco Catholic: Pope Francis challenged global negotiators Sept. 16 to act for the poor, ensure industrialized nations repay their “ecological debt,” and include all voices in the discussion.
A 15-year-old Philadelphia-area boy was arrested in August for allegedly pursuing a Islamic State-inspired plot against Pope Francis, federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Pope Francis has appointed Springfield- Cape Girardeau, Mo., Bishop James Johnston as the new bishop for the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
Pope Francis has personally added four extra U.S. bishops as voting participants in October's hotly anticipated synod.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis regularly turns carefully prepared protocols on their head. More often than not these seemingly spontaneous gestures or impromptu remarks are actually quite intentional.
The Vatican's doctrinal congregation upheld a Spanish bishop's refusal to allow a transsexual person to be a godparent.
Analysis: September and October will be defining months for the Francis pontificate, especially for those following from the United States.
Pope Francis visits Cuba Sept. 19-22. He will meet President Raúl Castro, travel to three cities, and celebrate public Masses at Havana’s Revolution Square and El Cobre’s Shrine of Our Lady of Charity, Cuba’s patron saint.
In two new radio interviews Pope Francis speaks movingly about his own death, and his hopes for the Synod and the Jubilee year of mercy.