Experts say Pope Francis' upcoming Poland visit may afford an opportunity to pay tribute to Pope John Paul II, while challenging Polish leaders to consider Francis' own views on immigration.
Rome -- Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's memoirs, The Last Conversations, are due to be published Sept. 9.
A traditionalist group of Catholic bishops and priests that has been separated from the wider church for decades appears to have abandoned efforts to reunite with Rome, releasing a statement Wednesday that claims Pope Francis is encouraging the spreading of errors in church teaching.
The Society of St. Pius X, founded by the late French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1970 mainly in opposition to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, says now it "does not primarily seek a canonical recognition" from the Vatican for its continuing activities.
A Roman Observer: Church doctrine and the practice of many bishops towards gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons is to put us in closets.
Eco Catholic: Without recognizing the faces behind statistics, the pope said extreme poverty risks feeling natural and the hungry "turn into one more news story."
NCR Today: Pope Francis "joins the families of the victims and all of the injured in prayer and in compassion," the Vatican said in a statement June 12.
The eugenics mentality that affirms some human lives are worth more than others did not end with the Nazis, but continues in modern times through abortion and promotion of contraception.
Canon lawyers and survivors' advocates say Pope Francis' action, granting authority to initiate removal of bishops negligent in responding to clergy sexual abuse, may not go far enough.
ROME -- Pope Francis has signed a new law specifying that a bishop's negligence in response to clergy sexual abuse can lead to his removal from office. The law also empowers Vatican dicasteries to investigate such bishops and initiate processes of removal.
The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis has exhorted Catholic priests to enter into the complications of people's lives, unafraid of being drawn in to unclear or messy situations.