Interview: The 50-year-old Italian Jesuit spoke of the opposition to Francis, what's next for the pope and the church in 2017 and how Francis deals with his workload.
Critics of Francis have grown bolder and more demanding than ever, but the pontiff has a surprising ally in a soft-spoken Italian priest who critics call "the pope's mouthpiece."
Rome: Pope Francis has created a new Vatican commission to investigate the recent decision of the head of the Knights of Malta.
ROME -- Pope Francis lashes out against high-level Catholic prelates who have been opposing his efforts to reform the Vatican's central bureaucracy, saying some practice a "malevolent resistance."
Several representatives of groups that participated in a landmark Vatican meeting last spring to reevaluate the Catholic church’s long-held just war theory will be meeting again in Rome next week to carry forward their discussions.
About 15 people will be meeting under the aegis of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, a new group created after the April meeting to focus on promoting the practice of nonviolence in church teaching.
Pope Francis has again appealed for an end to the brutal fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, calling war a "pile-up of tyrannies and lies" and asking people to say "no to destruction, yes to peace."
At the end of his weekly Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square Sunday, the pontiff said: "Every day I am close, most of all in prayer, to the people of Aleppo."
'Silence': The book and film are a fictionalized account of the persecution of Christians in 17th-century Japan; the central figures are Jesuit missionaries.
A U.S. missionary priest who was murdered in Guatemala in 1981 became a step closer to being considered a saint in the Catholic church on Friday.
Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach obituary: Pope Francis praises Kolvenbach's "complete fidelity to Christ and his Gospel" and his "generous commitment to exercising his office with a spirit of service for the good of the church."
In an interview with NCR, Bishop Maurice Piat of Port-Louis, Mauritius, says 'Amoris Laetitia' gives bishops new work to do in accompanying the divorced and remarried.