Pope names administrator for Lyon as cardinal appeals conviction

Pope Francis has named a retired bishop to serve as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Lyon, France, three months after refusing to accept the resignation of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin.


Receive Communion every time as if it were the first time, pope says

Every time a Catholic receives Communion, it should be like his or her first Communion, Pope Francis said.

Australians begin 'ad limina' visits acknowledging impact of crisis

The president of the Australian bishops' conference told his fellow bishops that it is "a time of humiliation" for Catholic Church leaders, but he is convinced that God is still at work.

All Catholics must be missionaries, pope says in message

By virtue of their baptism, all Catholics are called to be missionaries, sharing the good news of salvation in Jesus by their actions and their words, Pope Francis said.