To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a Mass for French Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was assassinated by youths claiming Islamic State allegiance.
The Council of Cardinals, during their latest meeting, focused on the role the Vatican's various global ambassadors, known as apostolic nuncios, play in helping select new bishops.
Analysis: Key takeaway from recent interviews and previous stories about popes' histories pre-ordination: popes are men, and Christians, not religious robots.
"For Pope Francis, a liquid economy goes hand-in-hand with a throwaway culture. This is the ultimate economy of exclusion," said Cardinal Peter Turkson at a conference Tuesday.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI reveals that he was among those who were dissatisfied with Pope Paul VI's 1968 teaching prohibiting Catholics from using artificial birth control.
Pope Francis thanked Argentine bishops for providing concrete guidelines for implementing the section of Amoris Laetitia about circumstances in which divorced and civilly remarried couples might receive Communion.
Making a Difference: Throughout his papacy, Francis demonstrated the urgent importance of caring for God's creation to both the Catholic church and the world.
New Book: In 2005 conclave, Benedict recalls thinking, "I was 78-years-old … you cannot hoist a 78-year-old onto the chair of Peter."
Religions can play an important role in protecting the environment and defending human rights in their countries, their communities and their schools, Pope Francis said Thursday.
"I believe we are still at a nursery-school level in this. That is, in incorporating responsibility not only as a subject, but as (a matter of) conscience as part of holistic education," the pope said during an audience with participants of a Latin American conference on the care for creation.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI says in a new book that governing the global church was not his "strong point" and that he had "little resolve" before tough decisions.