The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, who was excommunicated by the pope nearly 500 years ago.
Pope Francis likes to get close to Catholics. But security agencies know they can’t “put him in a bubble” to keep him safe when he visits the U.S. next month.
Marking the 24th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, Pope Francis sent a letter to the nation's president and asked Catholics to join him in prayers for peace.
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.