Aboard the papal plane: Countries should take in refugees and prudent about only accepting as many as they can integrate into their societies, the pope said.
Pressed on whether women are 'forever' barred from priesthood during in-flight press conference, Francis says, 'The last word is clear,' citing St. John Paul II.
Distinctly Catholic: The Holy Father seemed pitch perfect during his visit to Sweden to join with Lutherans in a joint celebration of the Reformation.
Malmo, Sweden -- During a Mass with 15,000 Swedes, Pope Francis proposes six new beatitudes for the modern era with blessings for those who protect the Earth or help others.
Updated: Lund and Malmo, Sweden -- Pope Francis spoke to Catholics and Lutherans during a joint ecumenical prayer service Oct. 31 in a 12th-century cathedral.
NCR Today: I'm writing to express my frustration — a frustration I imagine many NCR readers feel about what Chaput said.
500-year split: Read about why Pope Francis is meeting Lutherans in Sweden and what it means for the Christian community. Full coverage here.
In a wide-ranging interview published on the eve of his visit to Sweden to mark the anniversary of the Reformation, the pontiff is as quotable as ever.
Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Australia, announced the closing of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, citing low enrollment.
Pope Francis has used his own distinct management style to try to shake up the Church since his election in 2013.