Francis Chronicles: The tendency to de-personalize others, which starts in one's own heart, at home and with relationships, "grows and grows and it will become violence worldwide," Francis said.
A fake edition of the Vatican's semi-official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano made the rounds in Rome Friday, declaring in a bolded headline that Pope Francis had (subtext: finally) responded to four cardinals who challenged him last fall with five yes or no questions about how he understands church teaching.
"He responded!" the fake paper exclaims under what looks like an exact copy of L'Osservatore's masthead. "Francis has broken his silence on the dubia of the four cardinals."
Rome: Pope Francis tells leaders of men's orders about corruption in the Vatican. He also says priestly formation must focus more on discernment.
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.
Rome: Showdown between Vatican and Knights of Malta ends with resignation of order's leader, and appointment of a papal delegate.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has sent a formal message of congratulations to new U.S. President Donald Trump, in an unusually timely statement from the Vatican.
ROME: The Knights of Malta refuse cooperation with a papal investigation into its decision to fire one of its senior leaders, claiming the inquiry has "legal irrelevance."
NCR Today: Cardinal Gerhard Müller expressed disagreement with four cardinals who questioned Amoris Laetitia, saying the document is fully in line with church teaching.
ROME: In an annual "State of the World" speech, Pope Francis says "homicidal madness" of terrorism is caused by both spiritual and social poverty.
The leaders of one of the world's smallest and oldest countries are backing Pope Francis' recent call for Christians to embrace Jesus' teachings on nonviolence, saying in a letter to the pontiff that he is encouraging them not to give into the "blackmail" of just war theory.