Transcript shows pope's distinction between gay marriage, civil unions

When Pope Francis said gay people have a right to be in a family and that gay couples need some form of civil law to protect their rights, he was not saying that gay couples should have a right to adopt children. In "Francesco," director Evgeny Afineevsky presented the statements as if Pope Francis had said them one right after the other, following a story about a gay couple with children.

Former spiritual adviser to Medjugorje visionaries excommunicated

A former priest who had been an early spiritual adviser to the alleged visionaries of Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, has been excommunicated, according to an announcement by the Diocese of Brescia, Italy, where he lives.


Love of God is always measured by love of neighbor, pope says

The proof of being on a path of conversion and holiness always consists in loving one's neighbor, Pope Francis said.

Poll finds majority of Catholics hold some concern about climate change

A large majority of Catholic voters believe climate change is a serious or somewhat serious concern and that governments at all levels as well as corporations and individuals must take stronger action to address it, according to results of a new poll released Oct. 22.