"That's why we need you young people, living stones of a church with a young face," Pope Francis said. "You provoke us to break free of the logic of 'it has always been done this way,' which is a sweet poison that tranquilizes the soul."
The Vatican has released the full text of a letter written by retired Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis, days after admitting that an earlier photo sent to the media of the document was altered to obscure a portion of its contents.
A Vatican tribunal has found Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who had been accused of sexually abusing young men decades ago, "guilty of certain of the accusations," imposing a penalty of removal from office and a prohibition from living on the U.S. island territory.
As six members of the papal clergy sex abuse commission have not been renewed, and new members added, one former member sees the structure of the meetings, and the inability to meet with the pope, obstacles to progress.