Italian bishops' conference: Pilgrims who visited or attended events at the Casa Italia center in Krakow should see a doctor, especially if they have a high fever.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) expressed gratitude to the pope for creating a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons.
A list of names attached to Amoris Laetitia includes professors at diocesan seminaries, a member of a pontifical academy, and the head of the church's ecclesiastical structure in Afghanistan.
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.