Pope Francis

Gerard O’Connell December 06, 2018
Francis is the first pope to visit the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, a majority-Muslim country of 10 million people.
Pope Francis leads an audience at the Vatican on Nov. 30. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)
Kevin Clarke December 05, 2018
The pope’s comments have provoked consternation among previous admirers, who worry that he is walking back the more pastoral approach to L.G.B.T. Catholics that has been his hallmark, and rejoicing among some of his usual critics, who complain that his persistent emphasis on mercy can sometimes
Pope Francis expressed his condolences for the death of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush.
Pope Francis leads an audience with faculty and staff of the Jesuits' International College of the Gesu at the Vatican Dec. 3. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Gerard O’Connell December 03, 2018
Although he was addressing some 60 staff and students from the Gesu in Rome, Francis’ message seemed to be addressed to the worldwide Jesuit community.
The Associated Press December 02, 2018
Pope Francis has been quoted as saying that having gays in the clergy "is something that worries me" and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a "fashionable" lifestyle.