Aboard the papal plane. Pope Francis defended his position on the economy and other social issues as faithful to basic Catholic social doctrine.
Pope Francis landed at Joint Base Andrews Tuesday afternoon, launching his highly anticipated six-day, three-city visit to the U.S.
Pope Francis called Cubans to a "revolution of tenderness" as he celebrated Mass Sept. 22 in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre.
Analysis: Do we have our first full-blown diplomatic incident marring the carefully orchestrated visit of Pope Francis to the U.S.?
Commentary: The synod on the family should begin with a proclamation of the Good News to the poor, with God’s simple invitation repeated again to everyone -- come and eat.
Who were the families that formed Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio's understanding of family life in Argentina? What did these families tell the future pope? What did he learn from them? Those were the research questions with which we dispatched Soli Salgado, NCR Bertelsen intern, to Buenos Aires.
Havana, Cuba -- Pope Francis landed here Saturday and immediately called on political leaders in US and Cuba to continue efforts to end decades of isolation and antagonism.
Embracing Pope Francis' request to sponsor a refugee family, the Vatican's St. Anne parish has welcomed a family of four from Damascus, Syria.
In an appeal Sept. 6, the pope called on every parish, religious community, monastery and shrine in Europe to take in a family of refugees, given the ongoing crisis of people fleeing from war and poverty.
He said being Christian means giving a concrete sign of hope and God's mercy to those in need.
Pope Francis named U.S. Jesuit Br. Guy Consolmagno to be the new director of the Vatican Observatory.
The pope's visit to the United States and the subsequent synod on the family will undoubtedly be a defining period for Francis' papacy.