In the spirit of Christ commissioning his disciples to go to the ends of the earth to share that good news, Argentine Msgr. Lucio Ruiz has traveled to a remote area of the Arctic to bring the pope's message of hope, but in a different medium.
Analysis: Pope Francis' limited mobility, and news of an August trip to L'Aquila, have fueled speculation that he may resign. But he is just the latest in a series of popes who have endured physical decline in the spotlight.
A researcher has uncovered Vatican transcripts that show Pius XII negotiated with Adolf Hitler. He also cites documentation that the Vatican ordered that files regarding German priests who had abused children be burned.
Pope Francis canceled his participation in a religious procession due to ongoing knee pain, but said he hoped to celebrate a special Mass for Italy's Congolese community after he had to postpone his planned visit to Africa.