ROME -- Pope Francis called abuse of children a "tragedy," saying the church cannot tolerate the matter and "must severely punish the abusers."
NCR Today: Christians must get involved and help, Pope Francis urged in his weekly general audience April 27.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a popular park in Rome Sunday for an event marking Earth Day.
Three Syrian families flown to Rome by Pope Francis are calling their trip to safety in the shadow of the Vatican a "miracle" journey.
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden is scheduled to speak April 29, in what appears to be a first for such a high-ranking American government official.
The conference will bring some 80 experts to Rome with the aim of developing a new moral framework that rejects ethical justifications for war.
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis is considering making a trip to Greece, just as the country has begun deporting migrants to Turkey.
NCR Today: German Cardinal Walter Kasper said the global Catholic church should recognize God's presence more in our brothers and sisters.
Rome: "How do you say the truth without wounding mercy? How do you be merciful without omitting the truth?"
A poll, published in the liberal daily L'Unita on March 29, challenges long-held perceptions that Italy is a "Catholic" country.