Pope Francis

Gerard O’Connell September 26, 2018
Pope Francis urged Chinese Catholics on Wednesday to trust God and make concrete gestures of reconciliation following the landmark deal over bishop appointments.
Gerard O’Connell September 25, 2018
"Rome nominates, the pope nominates. That is clear!”
Gerard O’Connell September 25, 2018
“I have never, never given a pardon on a conviction.”
Pope Francis caresses a child as he arrives to celebrate a Mass in Freedom Square, in Tallinn, Estonia, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
Gerard O’Connell September 25, 2018
The pope said he knows that young people “are upset by sexual and economic scandals that do not meet with clear condemnation.”
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. September 24, 2018
Napoleon’s consolidation of power in France in 1801 involved the recognition of the pope as the “ordinary and immediate pastor” of the universal church—a key component in the impending agreement between the Vatican and China.
 A young woman holds the Latvian flag as Pope Francis celebrates Mass Sept. 24 at the Shrine of the Mother of God in Aglona, Latvia. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell September 24, 2018
It was an important message for the 2.2 million people of Latvia, where today 37 percent of the population are Russian.