Pope shares survivor's letter pleading for clergy to face truth of abuse

 An adult survivor of abuse by a priest appealed to the world's seminarians to become good priests and to make sure the "bitter truth" always prevails, not silence about scandals and their cover-up.

Forced to flee Afghanistan, Catholic mission waits to start a 'new page'

Evacuated in August as the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, the head of the now-interrupted Catholic mission said this is a time of "advent," waiting for God to reveal how the church can be present in the country again.

Recognizing miracle, pope clears way for beatification of John Paul I

Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, clearing the way for his beatification.


Faith is not a transactional relationship with God, pope says at Angelus

People should ask themselves whether their faith has become a "commercial relationship" with God or if it is a relationship built on freedom, love and generosity, Pope Francis said.