Flying back to Rome after a visiting Georgia and Azerbaijan, the pope said he does not speak of electoral campaigns but that people should study and pray before voting.
The pope praises Azerbaijani interreligious cooperation during a low-key trip that included Mass with some of the country’s estimated 570 Catholics.
NCR Today: Pope Francis strongly criticized modern attitudes towards marriage during a series of lengthy off-the-cuff remarks to Catholics in this country Saturday afternoon.
Tbilisi, Georgia -- Pope Francis urges minority Catholic community to remember that God has accomplished "great wonders" through small things.
Pope Francis called for more respect for the "sovereign rights" of nations under international law, on the first stop of a two-day visit to the Caucasus country.
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith leaders listened to women theologians and others talk about women's roles in the church, during a Sept. 26-28 symposium.
Church leaders have been proceeding carefully in their efforts to implement the pope's exhortation on marriage and family, according to a report issued Sept. 27.
The global Catholic church should seek to bring God's salvation to all and not only to those that society considers good or worthy, Pope Francis said at his weekly audience Wednesday.
Reflecting on the meaning of the Gospel story of the so-called "good thief" who was crucified alongside Jesus, the pontiff said all are called to the salvation of God, including those who have done both good and bad things in their lives.
Take and Read: History of the Council of Trent broke Catholic taboo in its treatment of the difficult and uneasy relationship between pope and bishops.