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Pope to mayors: Don't build towers, expand piazzas - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis acknowledges the applause by Italian mayors on the occasion of a meeting with them at the Clementine Hall at the Vatican, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Francis is urging mayors to redouble their efforts to welcome migrants and refugees and ...and more »

Pope Francis and scholars clash over Church's new stand on divorce - The Standard

In 2005, the Head of the Roman Catholic Church worldwide Pope Francis wrote a controversial letter that touched on marriage, divorce and homosexuality. In the letter titled The Joy of Love, he appeared to suggest that those divorced and remarried ...and more »

Pope Francis re-names Cardinal Burke to Vatican's highest court - Catholic News Agency

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2017 / 09:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Saturday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura – the Holy See's highest court – which he ...and more »

Why Pope Francis is different - The Standard

From his humility to his open mindedness and liberal stand on issues, Pope Francis is quite different from many of his predecessors. Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Argentina in 1936, Pope Franciscus, as he is called in Latin, also holds the title of ex ...and more »

Take care of those on the peripheries, Pope Francis tells mayors - Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis eats lunch with the poor during a 2015 visit to Florence and Prato. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano. Hannah Brockhaus. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google+ Share to WhatsApp Share to Pinterest Share to ...and more »

Pope Francis wears refugee ID bracelet in appeal for help for migrants - The Jerusalem Post

"If we look on our neighbors without mercy we risk that even God will look on us without mercy." By REUTERS. October 1, 2017 14:24. 2 minute read. > Feel the pain of the poor and immigrants, Pope Francis says · >. Pope Francis likens migrant holding ...and more »

Why Pope Francis is reviving a long tradition of regional variations in Catholic services - The Local Italy

Pope Francis talks with bishops during the Liturgical Week at the Vatican in August 2017. AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis. 2 October 2017. 09:10 CEST+02:00. Pope Francis has changed Canon law so that translations of liturgical texts are approved by local ...and more »

Corruption is the 'termite of politics,' Pope Francis says - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis arrives in John Paul II (Giovanni Paolo II) Square outside the Duomo cathedral, in Cesena, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Pope Francis is in Cesena and Bologna for a one-day visit. (Credit: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni.) Speaking in the north ...and more »

Pope's version of perfect Sunday unfolds with poor, immigrants, and sick - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis waves after meeting university students in Bologna, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Pope Francis is on a one-day visit to the northern Italian towns of Cesena and Bologna. (Credit: AP Photo/Luca Bruno.) Pope Francis visibly enjoyed himself on ...and more »

Pope re-ups Cardinal Raymond Burke at Vatican's supreme court - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

ROME - Pope Francis on Saturday renewed the membership of American Cardinal Raymond Burke on the Apostolic Signatura, thereby extending his presence at the Vatican's supreme court, a body Burke led until he was removed from that position by Francis in ...and more »