Church leaders have been proceeding carefully in their efforts to implement the pope's exhortation on marriage and family, according to a report issued Sept. 27.
The global Catholic church should seek to bring God's salvation to all and not only to those that society considers good or worthy, Pope Francis said at his weekly audience Wednesday.
Reflecting on the meaning of the Gospel story of the so-called "good thief" who was crucified alongside Jesus, the pontiff said all are called to the salvation of God, including those who have done both good and bad things in their lives.
Take and Read: History of the Council of Trent broke Catholic taboo in its treatment of the difficult and uneasy relationship between pope and bishops.
A Roman Observer: Pope Francis' recent statements reveal that he believes there is a serious lack of quality among Catholic priests and bishops.
As Pope Francis prepares for a Sept. 30-Oct. 2 visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, experts hope the trip might help strengthen relations between the Roman Catholic and Georgian Orthodox churches.
NCR Today: "We do not have the power to condemn a brother that errs, we are not above him," Pope Francis said in his weekly audience Wednesday.
The pope and other religious leaders marked the 30th anniversary of the first interreligious meeting and prayer for peace organized by St. John Paul II in 1986.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis told a group of recently appointed bishops not to be whiners who promote their own "vain crusades."
Francis Chronicles: Francis spent time on his latest Mercy Friday with ailing newborns and the dying in spotlighting the importance of life at all stages.