The pope's visit to the United States and the subsequent synod on the family will undoubtedly be a defining period for Francis' papacy.
Global Sisters Report: Sister chosen by Francis to participate in synod on the family says the issues bishops and cardinals will wrestle with are the same she deals with everyday.
Pope Francis has asked his international Council of Cardinals to study the way the church vets, identifies and appoints bishops around the world.
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.