Pope Francis

Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to put an end to his country's eight-year-long conflict and seek reconciliation for the good of the nation and its vulnerable people.
Pope Francis proclaimed that the former Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston can no longer participate in the liturgy and commands him to make amends for the harm he caused.
Vincent Lambert, who suffered serious brain damage more than 10 years ago, died after years of court battles.
Allan Figueroa Deck July 11, 2019
What is the source of the tensions and conflicts we have in the church today? I believe the reason for the uneasiness is the pope’s emphasis on mission.
Sister Mary Clare Millea, then superior general of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, speaks on Dec. 16, 2014 at a Vatican press conference for release of the final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious. Sister Millea was the Vatican-appointed director of the visitation. At right is Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo, secretary of the Vatican's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
“We have to admit that things move very slowly in the church,” Sharon Holland, I.H.M., told America, “But this is a piece of really good news.”
According to the Vatican, an estimated 250 migrants, refugees and rescue volunteers attended the Mass, which was celebrated at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica.