Pope Francis

 Then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick attends a reception for new cardinals in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Nov. 20, 2010. Among the new cardinals was Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, successor to Cardinal McCarrick as archbishop of Washington. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell May 28, 2019
Pope Francis: “I knew nothing about McCarrick.... If not, I would not have remained silent.”
Pope Francis poses during an audience with a delegation from the Institute of the Innocents, a Florence-based organization dedicated to caring for children. The pope met the delegation at the Vatican May 24, 2019, during an audience marking the 600th anniversary of the Italian institute. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
"Human life is sacred and inviolable and the use of prenatal diagnosis for selective purposes must be strongly discouraged because it is the expression of an inhuman eugenic mentality, which deprives families of the possibility of welcoming, embracing and loving their weakest children," the pope
A member of the Missionaries of the Risen Christ provides migrants with food in Tapachula, Mexico, May 11, 2019. Some African and Haitian migrants have been stranded in southern Mexico for two months. (CNS photo/Andres Martinez Casares, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell May 27, 2019
The logic of “me first and then the others,” sometimes cited by believers and frequently used by politicians to gain votes and power in European countries, the United States and elsewhere, is not the logic of Christ.
Colleen Dulle May 23, 2019
Whenever Pope Francis discusses the economy, it sets off cries that the pope is a socialist or a communist.
Gerard O’Connell May 18, 2019
“One of the first things that dictators do is to remove the freedom of the press,” he said.
Pope Francis at a consistory to create 14 new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on June 28, 2018 (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Pope Francis has gone “to the peripheries,” creating cardinals from 50 different nations, but Europe still accounts for more than 40 percent of electors in the College of Cardinals.