Pope Francis

Union supporters in Barcelona, Spain, protest the government Oct. 3. (CNS photo/Quique Garcia, EPA)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 28, 2017
“Christians are called to promote political dialogue, especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail,” the pope stated.
Faith Video
America FilmsOctober 27, 2017
Pope Francis called six astronauts on the International Space Station yesterday and decided to ask them some of life's biggest questions.
Faith Books
Patrick Gilger, S.J.October 27, 2017

From the open arms of “Who am I to judge?” to the strict boundaries of the Benedict Option, the question of how to be a church community is a prominent one for Christians in our secular age.

Galveston-Houston Catholic school students smile for a photo before a live video chat with Pope Francis at Telemundo Houston Oct. 26. In a video chat with young children from Texas and Puerto Rico, the pope said there are no easy answers to the suffering and destruction wrought by hurricanes. (CNS photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald)
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"When these misfortunes happen to us, we cannot forget that the father loves us."
(CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
"God said it and the Bible is clear," the pope said. "Receive the migrant, receive the refugee."
In this Oct. 11, 2017 photo, Yasmin Detez poses for a portrait inside San Jose Obrero church where Rev. Carlos Jose celebrated Mass in Caseros, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Detez, 25, says she was abused as a child by the Catholic priest. “He’d make me sit on his lap and ask me if I had been naughty while he kissed my neck and fondled me,” Detez said. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Politics & Society News
Advocates of priestly abuse victims question how Francis could have been unaware of the allegations.