Cardinal Raymond Burke arrived in Guam Feb. 15 as the presiding judge in a church trial investigating allegations of sexual abuse leveled against Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana.
Christians must never lose hope and should remind themselves that God loves them even at their worst, Pope Francis said.
God's love provides "security" both in difficult moments and even when "I have done something terrible and evil," the pope said Feb. 15 during his weekly general audience.
"No one can take this security from us. We must repeat it like a prayer: God loves me. I am sure that God loves me!" he said.
Albrecht von Boeselager, recently reinstated as the Knights' grand chancellor, said order officials had invoked "the wish of the Holy Father" when they asked him to resign.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad says giving priority to Christian refugees for settlement programs would be discriminatory and fuel religious tensions in the Middle East.
In accordance with the pope's wishes, the governing council of the order accepted the resignation Jan. 28 of Fra Matthew Festing as grand master and appointed Fra Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein to temporarily lead the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Spanish Msgr. Fernando Ocariz is the new prelate of Opus Dei after serving as the personal prelature's auxiliary vicar.
Pope Francis says the Catholic Church must be a support system for engaged couples as they prepare for the lifelong sacrament of marriage.
Some still disagree about the meaning behind Pope Francis' exhortation on marriage and family, three months after it was published.
A Vatican trial against two Italian journalists, a Spanish monsignor and two others was postponed for one week after the court allowed one of the defendants to change lawyers.
On what was to be the criminal trial's first day of testimonies by the defendants Monday, the Vatican court granted a request by one of the accused to have a new lawyer and receive more time to prepare for the case.
Pope Francis announced he is establishing a new office for laity, family and life, which combines the responsibilities of two pontifical councils.