Pope Francis is exploring a visit to the border city of Ciudad Juarez, where a drug cartel battle during the past decade cost over 10,000 lives in a four-year period.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has called for development of the role of lay people in the Catholic church, saying they cannot be considered “‘second class’ members” after priests and religious.
A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is "hardly a family," Pope Francis said.
"When children at the dinner table are glued to the computer, or the telephone and do not listen to one another, they are not a family, they are retired," the pope said Wednesday during his weekly general audience.
The bishop of Wichita, Kansas presented a report on Fr. Emil J. Kapaun to the Congregation for Saints' Causes a week after the 65th anniversary of his North Korean capture.
From Italy's industrial center and a town of immigrant workers, Pope Francis calls for "suitable work" for all people.
Florence, Italy -- Pope Francis has renewed his call for a comprehensive vision for the future of the church, saying our times require a deeply merciful Catholicism that is unafraid of change.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis is bound and determined to make sure that nothing derails his mission of reforming the Catholic church.
Pope Francis wants to visit the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa as well as the Auschwitz concentration camp when in Poland next year, said Polish President Andrzej Duda.