World Youth Day: Pope Francis said at a Saturday vigil that our unsettled times require young people to "set out on new and uncharted paths."
Eco Catholic: Today's Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines.
Krakow, Poland -- Francis tells Poland's clergy that the challenge of the Gospel is that it remains unfinished: Jesus wants us to "take concrete care" of his wounds by serving our brothers and sisters.
Oswiecim, Poland -- Pope Francis silently begged God for mercy on humanity's behalf in a symbol-laden visit to the World War II concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau Friday.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said recent comments by Cardinal Raymond Burke on Islam's desire to govern the world are unhelpful in the aftermath of a spate of terror attacks.
Pell, an Australian who is third in the Vatican hierarchy, has strenuously rejected the latest claims that he sexually abused children many years ago as a priest.
NCR Today: Francis has declared several times that the world is "at war," most often in response to some tragedy.
Czestochowa, Poland -- Pope Francis told throngs of pilgrims here Thursday that God does not live in a history book but is close to us and wants us to get involved in the concrete situations of peoples' lives.
Francis in Poland: Pope Francis asked the people of Poland, 87.5 percent of whom identify as Catholic, to adopt a culture of hope and trust.
Aboard the papal plane -- Pope Francis said today that while many speak of a situation of "insecurity" around the world "the true word is war."