Residents of Villa 21-24, a slum on the south side of the Argentine capital, hold fond memories of Pope Francis.
Priests and laypeople in Osorno are angry and bewildered at the way their local church has been steamrollered and their appeals ignored.
The Vatican is calling on bishops globally to act on the pope's groundbreaking environmental encyclical, Cardinal Peter Turkson said in an interview.
Last week, bishops' conferences across the world were sent a message urging them to speak up about the message of the papal letter, which called for greater action on the environment, said Turkson, who is president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
Pope Francis told more than a million people gathered at a park in Ecuador that despite economic hardships across the region, things can and will improve.
A Roman Observer: A few years ago, an American bishop who has since retired described the last ad limina visit he made to Rome under Pope John Paul II.
Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox must pray together and work hand-in-hand helping the poor, Pope Francis told thousands of Catholic charismatics and members of other Christian communities.
If the devil "unites us in death, who are we to divide ourselves in life?" he said, adding that all Christians can and must pray together, as they have all received the same baptism and are striving to follow Christ.
The 2015 session of the U.S. Supreme Court produced a number of significant decisions.
We will of necessity focus on arguably the two most significant cases, especially in regard to the hierarchy of the Catholic church. Those decisions are ,of course, the decision authorizing same-sex marriage throughout the country and the decision regarding the Affordable Care Act.
Religious freedom is "the human right that guarantees all other rights," Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski said Saturday in his homily at the closing Mass of the U.S. bishops' fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom.
That right "has its foundation in the very dignity of the human person," he said at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. "Peace and creative living together will only be possible if freedom of religion is fully respected."
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A homecoming for the Argentine pope likely to draw attention to key challenges in the region.