Pope Francis was unwittingly thrust into the center of a long-running diplomatic dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom after holding a sign calling for dialogue over the Falkland Islands.
Simply Spirit: Francis is a combination of prophet and shrewd administrator, characteristics seldom seen in one person -- let alone in one pope.
NCR Today: Pope Francis warned that the search for profit margins often "takes hostage" family life and considers families themselves obstacles to better productivity.
A Roman Observer: In his entire life, Pope Francis has never been to the United States. And he'll see only a tiny patch of it when he visits next month.
Faith and Justice: According to Pope Francis, "our immense technological development has not been accompanied by a development in human responsibility, values and conscience."
According to Pope Francis, families need moments of rest and celebration, time for standing back and recognizing the gifts of God.
Pope Francis is set to name Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich as a special delegate to a Vatican summit on family issues in October.
Pope Francis signed the decree Aug. 8 recognizing the martyrdom of Syriac Bishop Flavien-Michel Malke, clearing the way for his beatification.
Pope Francis repeated the church's call for a ban on nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction Aug. 9 after reciting the Angelus in St. Peter's Square.
Philadelphia officials Aug. 5 described road closures, traffic restrictions and other transportation details for Pope Francis' September visit to the city.