Pope Francis

Gerard O’Connell February 15, 2018
Pope Francis “normally” meets with victims of abuse on Fridays, and “sometimes this is known and sometimes it is not known.”
Gerard O’Connell February 15, 2018
“With God’s help, we can remain strong and resolute to resist evil in all its manifestations.”
People pray during morning Mass Jan. 30 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. (CNS photo/Roman Pilipey, EPA)
Drew Christiansen, S.J. February 12, 2018
Western journalists have been too easily swayed by misleading accounts circulated by those opposed to an entente.
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 09, 2018
Pope Francis has encouraged church leaders to accept “a healthy dose of self-criticism.”
One cardinal told the pope that human trafficking is "the darkest face of globalization."
Pope Francis leads his general audience on Jan. 24 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS/Tony Gentile, Reuters)
Our readers February 08, 2018
Thirty-one percent of readers rated Pope Francis’ handling of sex abuse in the church as “somewhat positive,” while 30 percent of readers told us it was “somewhat negative.”