What does it mean for a pope today if he bravely takes the name of Francis? The concerns of the 13th-century saint must be taken seriously.
If people don't open their hearts to the Holy Spirit, then "being Christian will be superficial," the pope said Wednesday.
The Vatican's decision to criticize the Leadership Conference of Women Religious was made without the knowledge of a key Vatican office, its leader said Sunday.
A year ago, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said the US sisters' work contained "themes incompatible with the Catholic faith." Pope Francis has reportedly reaffirmed the assessment.
In somewhat muted tones, some are asking if Pope Francis will be like Pope John XXIII, a beloved figure among many for his decision to open the Second Vatican Council.
Rome dispatch: Pope Francis' first Sunday as pontiff stressed both mercy and a knack for personally engaging with an audience.
How did Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio get to 77 votes so quickly? Here's some insider knowledge the cardinals have provided.
Pope Francis has been busy since his election, and he has used his activity to further the image of a warm, simple pastor.
The Roman Catholic church has its first Latin American pope: Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, now to be known as Pope Francis.
Essay: We can't forget the advice of Teresa of Avila, who wrote that given the choice between a saintly confessor and one who is a good theologian, trust the theologian.