Pope Francis

Pope John Paul II prays in 1993 at the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai, Lithuania. Pope Francis will make the same three-nation visit, stopping at a number of the same places as his saint-predecessor. (CNS photo/Arturo Mari, L'Osservatore Romano) 
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J. September 20, 2018
Francis is visiting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to help mark their centennial of independence from czarist Russia.
"The devil doesn't have anything to do with repentant sinners because they look to God and say, 'Lord, I'm a sinner. Help me,' and the devil is impotent," the pope said Sept. 20 during Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
Jim McDermott September 19, 2018
Australia’s Bishop Long Van Nguyen on how the church can heal during the sexual abuse crisis.
America Films September 19, 2018
Join America Media for a discussion with Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, with Matt Malone, S.J., editor in chief of America magazine, on the foundations of the papacy of pope Francis.
Pope Francis leads a meeting with young people in Palermo, Sicily, Sept. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Michael J. O’Loughlin September 18, 2018
Even after revelations about sexual abuse in the church, 79 percent of U.S. Catholics—but only 53 percent of all Americans—hold a favorable view of Pope Francis, according to a Gallup poll.
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, president of the Center for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, speaks at a news conference officially launching the center in February 2015. Also pictured is Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, head of the Pontifical Commission for Child Protection. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Jim McDermott September 17, 2018
Hans Zollner, S.J., a member on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, shares his hopes for the church as a crisis that never ceases to shock and sorrow continues.