Analysis: How Pope Francis' vision of church plays out at the local level is evident, in part, in the work of national conferences, such as the annual fall USCCB meeting.
A Vatican trial against two Italian journalists, a Spanish monsignor and two others was postponed for one week after the court allowed one of the defendants to change lawyers.
On what was to be the criminal trial's first day of testimonies by the defendants Monday, the Vatican court granted a request by one of the accused to have a new lawyer and receive more time to prepare for the case.
Aboard the papal plane, Francis told journalists he would not "descend into reflections that are so casuistic when people are dying," when asked about specific church teachings.
Bangui, Central African Republic -- Visiting a mosque and later at Mass, Francis calls faithful to be “artisans of the human and spiritual renewal of your country.”
Updated: "Lay down these instruments of death!” Francis pleaded in the Bangui cathedral, where he opened a jubilee year for the first time outside Rome,
Kampala, Uganda -- In four back-to-back events filled with festive dancing and jubilant crowds, Pope Francis called on Ugandans to build a more just society and transform suffering into good.
Kampala, Uganda -- Pope Francis kicked off the second part of his three-country Africa tour Friday night, landing here amidst a festive atmosphere of dancing, song and crowds.
Nairobi, Kenya -- Speaking in an African slum, Pope Francis on Friday cried out against a global economic system that he said gives a wealthy minority license to let the majority suffer poverty.
Nairobi, Kenya -- In two moving addresses Thursday, Pope Francis called on African Catholics and other religious people to fight radicalization and work for plural societies.
Pope Francis named Msgr. Steven J. Lopes to be the first bishop of the ordinariate, which serves former Anglicans living in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.