NCR Today: I wanted to sing the "Te Deum" when I found out that our treaty with Iran was in force.
The bishop of Wichita, Kansas presented a report on Fr. Emil J. Kapaun to the Congregation for Saints' Causes a week after the 65th anniversary of his North Korean capture.
During his trip, Pope Francis built on the theme of reconciliation, coupling it with calls for forgiveness and inclusiveness, especially keeping in mind the poor and marginalized of society.
"You are brothers who speak the same language. When you speak the same language in a family, there is also a human hope."
Analysis: Every ounce of Francis' personal charm and ability to articulate a Gospel-based faith will be required for his journey to have a lasting impact.
NCR Today: Ash Wednesday on the streets; interview with Pope Francis on women, sex abuse; Ugandan bishops tight-lipped about anti-gay law
Morning Briefing: Boy Scout troops kicked out of church; North Korea found guilty of crimes against humanity; Pope Francis meets with cardinals.