Pope Francis prepares to take a photo with young people at a presynod gathering of youth delegates in Rome March 19.  (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 19, 2018
The document outlines the church’s need to listen to young people, to help guide them in the faith and to identify pastoral paths to accompany them.
Politics & Society News
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 18, 2018
Oscar Karadima revealed that he was among the group of priests and laypeople who met with Pope Francis on June 2 and spoke to him about the suffering his family endured, following the revelation that his brother was found guilty of sexual abuse.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta speaks during a press conference accompanied in Santiago, Chile, June 12. He is accompanied by Father Jordi Bertomeu Farnos, right, an official of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation. (CNS photo/Alberto Valdes, EPA) 
Faith News
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 15, 2018
Archbishop Charles Scicluna said his mission to the country was a sign of Pope Francis’ closeness to the local church.
Politics & Society News
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 14, 2018
Migrants seeking a better life in other countries must not be viewed with suspicion but rather defended and protected, no matter their status, Pope Francis said.
Politics & Society News
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 13, 2018
The archbishop said his team's pastoral mission includes providing "concrete technical and legal assistance to the dioceses in Chile so they may give adequate responses to each case of sexual abuse of minors committed by clergy or religious."
Politics & Society News
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJune 07, 2018
Pope Francis wished a happy 90th birthday to the "father of liberation theology" and thanked him for his contributions to the Catholic Church and his love for the poor.
Faith News
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMay 21, 2018
The church must "remain female" and "have this attitude of a wife and mother" who nurtures her children, the pope said in his homily May 21 during a morning Mass commemorating the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.
Faith News
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMay 15, 2018
While taking selfies can be an occasion to capture treasured memories, it can also be a sign that young men and women are deprived of meaningful human interaction with others, Pope Francis said.
Politics & Society News
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMay 01, 2018
Pope Francis said that the use of new digital platforms requires a willingness to accept that "the attachment to the past may prove to be a dangerous temptation."
Faith News
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceApril 26, 2018
"The pope wants to ask their forgiveness, share his pain and shame for what they have suffered and, above all, listen to all suggestions that can be made to avoid the repetition of such reprehensible acts."