“With a heart shattered over the massacre at the elementary school in Texas, I pray for the children and adults who were killed and for their families,” the pope said.
Granting an exception to canon law, Pope Francis said men’s communities that are made up of both priests and brothers can choose one of the brothers to be a provincial superior or even the superior general.
Pope Francis will meet members of Canada’s Indigenous communities in late July, visiting the cities of Edmonton, Quebec, and Iqaluit in Nunavut, the country’s most northern region.
A $5 million donation is going to help launch the Catholic Sisters Cognitive Impairment-Alzheimer’s Global Initiative, a project to help religious orders care for sisters with dementia.
A Ukrainian and a Russian were invited to lead the Vatican’s Via Crucis. Ukraine wants Pope Francis to reconsider.
The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church asked Pope Francis to scrap plans to have a Ukrainian woman and a Russian woman carry the cross together during the pope’s Way of the Cross service.
Joe Donnelly, a ‘proud’ Catholic, presents credentials to Pope Francis as U.S. ambassador to Holy See
The new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See officially began his duties April 11, presenting his letters of credential to Pope Francis.
But the Congregation for Catholic Education also said that administrators should not be too quick to dismiss employees who are not “totally” Catholic.
Members of the Métis National Council gave Pope Francis a set of beaded moccasins and asked him to walk with them on the path of truth, justice and healing of Canada’s Indigenous communities.
Nine years after taking office, Pope Francis promulgated his constitution reforming the Roman Curia, a project he began with his international College of Cardinals shortly after taking office in 2013.