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.

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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.

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