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."
Pope Francis, leaving for Poland July 27, asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, with prayers.
A list of names attached to Amoris Laetitia includes professors at diocesan seminaries, a member of a pontifical academy, and the head of the church's ecclesiastical structure in Afghanistan.
Pope Francis orders contemplative women religious communities globally to implement changes in 12 areas and resubmit constitutions to Vatican for approval.
Pope Francis' visit to Poland July 27-31 will inevitably call attention to the contrast between his liberal social policies and those of the Polish church.
Pope Francis said he looks forward to his upcoming visit to Poland for World Youth Day and that his visit will be inspired by mercy during this Jubilee Year.
Experts say Pope Francis' upcoming Poland visit may afford an opportunity to pay tribute to Pope John Paul II, while challenging Polish leaders to consider Francis' own views on immigration.