Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Patti Gallagher Mansfield, a participant in the 1967 Pittsburgh retreat that marked the beginning of the Charismatic renewal, pray during a Pentecost vigil marking the 50th anniversary of the Catholic charismatic renewal at the Circus Maximus in Rome on June 3. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
"Women are fully entitled to actively take part in all settings, and their rights must be affirmed and protected," the pope said.
Pope Francis closes the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica before a Mass to conclude the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy at the Vatican Nov. 20. In concluding the Holy Year, the pope called for mercy to become a permanent part of the lives of believers. (CNS photo/Maria Grazia Picciarella, pool)
Luke Hansen, S.J. June 09, 2017
Parts of us are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our society are afraid and behind locked doors. Parts of our church are afraid and behind locked doors.
"Hypocrisy is not the language of Jesus. Hypocrisy is not the language of Christians. A Christian cannot be a hypocrite and a hypocrite cannot be a Christian. This is very clear," he said. "Hypocrisy can kill a community."
America Films June 06, 2017

Pope Francis spoke about the need for unity during his Pentecost homily this Sunday.

Government protestors in Caracas, Venezuela, are sprayed by a national guard water canon May 29. (CNS photo/Mauricio Duenas, EPA)
Gerard O’Connell June 05, 2017
The meeting comes in the midst of an ongoing national crisis in Venezuela marked by daily protests that have lasted more than 70 days and by acts of repression from the forces of President Maduro’s government.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada greets a woman upon the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report in Ottawa in 2015. (CNS photo/Chris Wattie, Reuters)
Dean Dettloff June 05, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau wants the Vatican to address the legacy of Catholic-run residential schools where indigenous children suffered abuse.