Pope Francis

Pope Francis approaches priests with an Argentine flag as he arrives in St. Peter's Square for his inaugural Mass at the Vatican on March 19, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Reuters/Stefano Rellandini)
Francis has not been back once since he became pope four years ago. It’s not as though there haven’t been good reasons to come
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio washes and kisses the feet of residents of a shelter for drug users during Holy Thursday Mass in 2008 at a church in a poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The challenges and experiences of the church in Latin America figure heavily in Pope Francis' papacy, especially when it comes to making bishop appointments, addressing global issues and the pastoral care of the poor and the marginalized. (CNS photo/Enrique Garcia Medina, Reuters) See VATICAN-LETTER-LATIN
John A. Coleman March 07, 2017
John A. Coleman, S.J., reviews "A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy" by Clemens Sedmak.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Gerard O’Connell March 06, 2017
Reconnecting the church “with the energy of the Second Vatican Council,” may be the pope’s greatest achievement, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington said in an exclusive interview as the fourth anniversary of the pope’s election approaches.
Marie Collins of Ireland with Cardinal Sean O'Malley
Gerard O’Connell March 02, 2017
"Any delay in improving safeguarding documents around the world is leaving vulnerable people and children in danger."
What does James Martin, S.J., give up for Lent? And does he cheat on Sundays?
A homeless man asks for money during blizzard-like conditions Feb. 9 in in Boston (CNS photo/Brian Snyder, Reuters).
Michael J. O’Loughlin February 28, 2017
Pope Francis said Catholics should offer assistance to families settling in a new country, and, as Lent begins, he called on Catholics not to make excuses when it comes to giving to those asking for change.