Faith and Justice: According to Pope Francis, "our immense technological development has not been accompanied by a development in human responsibility, values and conscience."
According to Pope Francis, families need moments of rest and celebration, time for standing back and recognizing the gifts of God.
Pope Francis is set to name Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich as a special delegate to a Vatican summit on family issues in October.
Pope Francis signed the decree Aug. 8 recognizing the martyrdom of Syriac Bishop Flavien-Michel Malke, clearing the way for his beatification.
Pope Francis repeated the church's call for a ban on nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction Aug. 9 after reciting the Angelus in St. Peter's Square.
Philadelphia officials Aug. 5 described road closures, traffic restrictions and other transportation details for Pope Francis' September visit to the city.
At an audience with young people, the pontiff also spoke of his own greatest personal spiritual struggle and a recipe for living to 92.
The world continues to be silent in the face of widespread persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, Pope Francis said.
Faith and Justice: In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis reflects on God, creation and the role of humanity in the divine plan.
Ken Hackett, The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See believes Pope Francis is traveling to the United States to challenge the country's people to live up to their ideals.