Speaking to cardinals Sunday, Francis again outlined for them a powerful vision of a church marked first by seeking out others and by welcoming them, no matter their situation in life.
Creating new cardinals, Pope Francis told them to be kind, not self-centered and never perpetrate injustice in the running of their dioceses.
The economy is a human creation, not a god, so humans have the responsibility to manage the economy in a way that benefits the most people, said Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, president of Caritas Internationalis.
"The economy is not a god. We have to have the courage to put it in its place," the cardinal said Thursday at a presentation of the book Pope Francis: This Economy Kills by Italian journalists Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi.
The Catholic cardinals meeting with Pope Francis to discuss reform of the Vatican are continuing their conversations and are not expected to make any formal votes approving or disapproving changes to the church bureaucracy, the Vatican said Friday.
Speaking in a briefing with the press, spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi again indicated that the process to reform the Vatican bureaucracy may take longer than originally expected.
Pope Francis has criticized theories that consider people's gender identities to exist along a spectrum, saying they do not "recognize the order of creation."
The day Francis announced he would be making Italian Archbishop Luigi De Magistris a cardinal, the archbishop was doing what he usually did in retirement on Sundays: He was administering the sacrament of confession in the cathedral of Cagliari, his hometown.
Cardinal-designate Ricardo Blazquez Perez is known as an outspoken champion of peace and reconciliation.
Cardinal-designate Edoardo Menichelli is 75, but he still kicks a soccer ball around with other priests and seminarians.
Portugal's newest cardinal-designate is known as a humble man of faith and culture.
After Pope Francis became pope, Cardinal-designate Francesco Montenegro was standing next to him "and I could feel his heart beating as he repeated, 'What suffering.'"