What was it like to be in that crowd during the canonizations, ministering to the people, especially those who were farthest away?
"Arab Christians are up to the challenge of reviving their presence. They should not rely solely on political circumstances, whether they are favorable or not."
The Tablet suspended Mickens on March 25 to conduct an investigation into a comment Mickens made on Facebook.
Some 5.5 million visitors toured the Vatican Museums last year, and the numbers continue to grow. "The popularity of Pope Francis has reverberated onto the museums," Antonio Paolucci, the museums' director, told journalists.
Now, for the first time, digital technology is taking visitors not only through the museums, but also further inside the Vatican than has ever before been possible.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met for 52 minutes this morning to talk about religious freedom, conscientious objection and immigration reform.
A team of nearly a dozen restorers are bringing back the original splendor of the sanctuary that houses the Holy Stairs.
Analysis: Pope Francis' longstanding identity as a Jesuit priest is an all-encompassing personal and professional definition that shapes almost everything he does.
Changes in technology have fundamentally altered the human quest for spirituality and require Catholics to reevaluate how they approach society.
Book excerpt: Author and Jesuit Gerald O'Collins in On the Left Bank of the Tiber discusses life as a theologian living in Rome.
Pope Francis began meeting Monday for the third time with the Council of Cardinals, but it remains unclear just what reforms are in the offing.