The Vatican has placed former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski under house arrest as he awaits a criminal trial for sexually abusing young boys.
The series of discussions have now begun a more "concrete" phase with "putting ink on paper" in the form of a draft for the introduction to a new constitution.
Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See said the pope could be a target for the Islamic State, but the Vatican says Francis faces no specific threat.
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis is planning to visit Turkey "in the last days of November," but said the length of his trip and his agenda in the country have yet to be determined.
Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, made the announcement to reporters Friday, noting that a formal invitation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had arrived at the Vatican earlier in the day.
Most believe Jozef Wesolowski will be tried in a Vatican court, but a trial elsewhere would counter suspicions that a Vatican trial would be a cover-up.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres asked Pope Francis to head a parallel United Nations called the "United Religions" to counter religious extremism in the world today.
"Without doubt Poland considers the acts that the archbishop is alleged to have carried out as particularly repugnant."
Because Jozef Wesolowski is no longer an archbishop nor is he a Vatican diplomat, when his appeals are exhausted, he "might also be subjected to judicial procedures from the courts."
"You are brothers who speak the same language. When you speak the same language in a family, there is also a human hope."
Celebrating Mass before some 50,000 people, Pope Francis prayed that Christian values overcome demoralization in economically successful societies.
"The hope held out by the Gospel is the antidote to the spirit of despair that seems to grow like cancer in societies which are outwardly affluent yet often experience inner sadness and emptiness," the pope said Friday in his homily at the World Cup Stadium in Daejeon.