Pope Francis

Chilean Father Francisco Astaburuaga Ossa talks with the media May 23 in Santiago after receiving an invitation to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss the sexual abuse scandal. (CNS photo/Ivan Alvarado, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell May 31, 2018
“The culture of abuse and cover-up is incompatible with the logic of the Gospel,” the pope wrote.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta participates in a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this June 29, 2015, file photo. Archbishop Scicluna was sent by Pope Francis to investigate clerical sexual abuse in Chile. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Gerard O’Connell May 31, 2018
In another surprise decision, Pope Francis has decided to send Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu to Chile.
Catholic News Service May 22, 2018
"I came to this world very humble and poor, and I want to die poor as well," said Bolivian cardinal-designate Toribio Ticona Porco.
Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, as they arrive for a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican in this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Simcha Fisher May 22, 2018
Righteous call-outs should be patterned after Cardinal O’Malley’s rebuke of Pope Francis on sex abuse.
Chilean clerical sex abuse survivors Juan Carlos Cruz and James Hamilton attend a news conference at the Foreign Press Association building in Rome May 2. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
“I saw someone who was caring for someone, not worrying about if we are gay, straight, brown, white.”
Pope Francis walks past cardinals as he leaves a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 28, 2017. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell May 21, 2018
Pope Francis is trying to ensure that those who elect his successor are humble men committed to “a church of the poor and for the poor.”