Film director Martin Scorsese speaks to an audience at the Catholic Media Conference in Quebec City on June 21 following a screening of his new movie "Silence." (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) 
Arts & Culture News
June 22, 2017
"For me, the stories have always been about how we should live, who we are, and have a lot to do with love, trust and betrayal," Scorsese said.
Pope Francis waves during an evening prayer vigil with young people at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome on April 8. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Faith News
June 15, 2017
The yearbook tracks the Catholic population, both by a head count of the baptized in each country and as a percentage of the world's population.
Pope Francis gestures as he speaks June 9 during the inauguration of the new Vatican office of the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation, which promotes the interface of education, art and sport to create a "culture of encounter for peace." (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Faith News
June 12, 2017
"Whoever was opposed to Bishop Okpaleke taking possession of the diocese wants to destroy the church. This is forbidden," the pope said.
Pope Francis kisses a child during a visit to give an Easter blessing to homes in a public housing complex in Ostia, a Rome suburb on the Mediterranean Sea, on May 19. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Faith News
June 02, 2017
Christians and Muslims, believers in one God, have an obligation to safeguard the world God created, said the Vatican's annual message to Muslims for the end of Ramadan.
Pope Francis delivers the homily as he celebrates Mass on May 27 during his pastoral visit in Genoa, Italy. (CNS photo/Georgio Perottino Garofalo, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
May 31, 2017
With the civil war worsening and famine spreading, Pope Francis already in March had expressed doubts about the possibility of making the trip.
Pope Francis speaks to workers at the ILVA steel plant during his on May 27 pastoral visit in Genoa, Italy. (CNS photo/Giorgio Perottino, Reuters)
Faith News
May 30, 2017

Condemning an economy that encourages speculation more than entrepreneurship, warning priests and religious that they share responsibility for the vocations crisis and telling young people they are right to be puzzled by nations that close their doors to people fleeing persecution, Pope Francis

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on May 27 during his pastoral visit in Genoa, Italy. (CNS photo/Georgio Perottino Garofalo, Reuters) 
Faith News
May 30, 2017
While some Pentecostals in some parts of the world, especially in Latin America, have a reputation for trying to convince Catholics to leave the church, the reality of the Catholic-Pentecostal relationship is much more varied.
Pope Francis meets Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a private audience at the Vatican on May 29. (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, Reuters pool)
Faith News
May 30, 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he asked Pope Francis to help Canadians "move forward on a real reconciliation" with the country's indigenous people.
Pope Francis greets a resident as he arrives to give an Easter blessing to a home in a public housing complex in Ostia, a Rome suburb on the Mediterranean Sea, on May 19. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Faith News
May 19, 2017
"It was a great surprise today when, instead of the pastor, the one ringing the door bells was Pope Francis."
A statue of Mary is seen outside St. James Church in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in this Feb. 26, 2011, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
May 18, 2017
"The commission held as credible the first apparitions," he said. "Afterward, things became a little more complicated."