New York bishops meet pope at end of 'ad limina' visits

When Pope Francis met with bishops from New York state, he expressed his gratitude, recognizing the difficulties many of them were facing, said Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany.

Vatican's top investigator on abuse crisis addresses Notre Dame forum

U.S. Catholics "have to be prepared for another wave of traumatic narrative" regarding the clergy sex abuse crisis, Archbishop Charles Scicluna said Nov. 13 at the University of Notre Dame.

Pope's cousin, missionary in Thailand, will serve as his translator

Pope Francis' translator in Thailand will be Salesian Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, the pope's second cousin and a missionary in Thailand for more than 50 years. 

Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the church's official teaching.