Pope Francis

Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
“Jesus scatters and destroys all this darkness with the command he gives to Peter” to “put out into the deep sea.”
Politics & Society News
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 07, 2017
Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes the Catholic Church has been “terrible” to Mr. Trump on the issue of immigration, accusing bishops of supporting immigrants out of “economic interest.”
A man waves a Colombian flag in Bogota, Colombia, in this 2015 file photo (CNS photo/John Vizcaino, Reuters).
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellSeptember 06, 2017
‘I hope that we overcome the fratricidal conflict that has marked the history of our country for two centuries.’
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellSeptember 06, 2017
“This trip is special because it is a visit to help Colombia to continue forward on the path of peace.”
A man works on a mosaic of Pope Francis on a wall outside Hogar San Jose children's home in Medellin, Colombia. The pope will visit the home Sept. 9 during his five-day visit to Colombia. (CNS photo/Luis Eduardo Noriega, EPA)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellSeptember 05, 2017
Colombia has been torn by armed conflict since 1964, and drug-trafficking related to cocaine production is a major problem.
People form the word "Peace" outside the cathedral in Bogota, Colombia, on Sept. 26, 2016. The Colombian government and Marxist rebels signed an agreement that day to end Latin America's last armed conflict. (CNS photo/Felipe Caicedo, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Despite being a frequent target of violence by the left-wing and officially atheist rebels, the church has pushed for peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness in Colombia, but not all Colombians agree.