Interviewing Pope Francis in July, Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli asked how Francis might act as a confessor to a gay person in light of his remark, "Who am I to judge?"
Pope Francis has strongly urged the prelates who head the various Vatican offices to act with more respect and maturity -- and has said church reform will go forward "with determination."
Pope Francis has approved a second healing miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, meaning her canonization is imminent.
Archbishop Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic church, called Dec. 10 for deployment of international ground forces in the region to fight the Islamic State group.
NCR Today: Two violent Central Africa Republic factions signed a secret non-aggression pact in advance of Pope Francis' Nov. 29-30 trip to the country to ensure his safety.
Any efforts at renewal of the Catholic church that do not place God's mercy at the center of their work are "useless" and make Catholics "slaves" to the church's institutions, said Pope Francis.
A Roman Observer: If you thought Pope Francis had a master plan for reforming the Catholic Church, you might want to think again.
A Roman Observer: Following his trip to Africa, Pope Francis is set to announce some major personnel and structural changes in the Roman Curia and other Vatican-related departments.
Pope Francis will embark this week on a six-day trip to three African nations -- Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic -- in his first trip to the continent.
The Vatican has announced an extraordinary trial of five people over leaked information, including two Italian journalists.