Pope Francis

This image released by the Minya governorate media office shows bodies of victims killed when gunmen stormed a bus in Minya, Egypt, Friday, May 26, 2017 (Minya Governorate Media office via AP).
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellMay 26, 2017
The attack in central Egypt today killed at least 26 people, including children aged 2 to 4, and wounded 25 others.
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Olga SeguraMay 26, 2017
What does the word rabbi mean? And is a priest just the Catholic version of a rabbi?
Pope Francis talks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a private audience at the Vatican May 24 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Politics & Society Short Take
Zac DavisMay 26, 2017
I am praying that Pope Francis’ words have a lasting impact on the president.
Cardinals attend a consistory led by Pope Francis as he names 20 new cardinals at the Vatican on Feb. 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
Faith News
Francis has also overturned the tradition of choosing bishops who are in charge of prestigious dioceses or Vatican departments as cardinals.
Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, apostolic vicar of Pakse, Laos, places his hands on a new bishop during a 2010 ordination Mass. (CNS CNS photo/UCAN handout via EPA)
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Cardinal-designate Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun, who will become the first cardinal from Laos, is an ethnic Khmu, a hill tribe from northern Laos and southern China.
Archbishop Juan Jose Omella of Barcelona, Spain, pictured in a 2016 photo, is one of five new cardinals Pope Francis will create at a June 28 consistory. (CNS photo/Marta Perez, EPA)
Faith News
Although past archbishops from Barcelona have been named cardinals, Archbishop Omella said he was still surprised by the announcement.