Vatican

Pope Francis speaks during an audience to exchange Christmas greetings with members of the Roman Curia in Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Dec. 22. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Sean Salai, S.J. March 31, 2017
Sean Salai, S.J., interviews canon lawyer Kurt Martens.
Gerard O’Connell March 25, 2017
Pope Francis, in Milan on March 25, sought to strengthen their faith and to address the dissatisfaction among young people and families due to economic difficulties, which creates fertile soil for populist movements.
U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, is pictured during a seminar on safeguarding children at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome March 23. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Gerard O’Connell March 23, 2017
“If the church is not committed to child protection, our efforts at evangelization will be to no effect.”
People carry large portraits of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero during rally in his honor in San Salvador (CNS photo/Roberto Escobar, EPA)
José Dueño March 23, 2017
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator for the cause of Blessed Óscar Romero, experienced firsthand pushback against the archbishop’s canonization.
Pope Francis said Christians must ask themselves whether they listen to the word of God or have "lost faithfulness to the Lord and live with the idols that offer me the worldliness of every day."
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, responds to a question from Jesuit Father Matt Malone, president and editor-in-chief of America Media, during a discussion March 15 in New York City on the first four years of Pope Francis' papacy. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
The Editors March 21, 2017
The nuncio praised the way Pope Francis has undertaken this responsibility, and noted Francis’ continual emphasis on dialogue, mercy and evangelization.