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People must make "a serious examination of conscience to understand whether we are really capable of listening to the poor," the pope said in a message for the World Day of the Poor.
Distinctly Catholic: A cardinal will be facing a secular jury without a peep of protest from the Vatican. At long last, they realize there are things more important than independence.
Listen: NCR's Joshua McElwee and Michael Sean Winters talk about Pope Francis' leadership and the legacy of his papacy, five years in.
The U.N. treaty, which has the Vatican among its parties, needs the signature and ratification of 50 countries to become the first legally binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.