Pope Francis on clerical sex abuse: In an unusual move, the pontiff's comments on clerical sex abuse were published as a preface to a new book by Daniel Pittet, a Swiss victim who was sexually abused for four years by a priest when he was a child.
The Vatican defended its decision to invite China to an organ trafficking summit after an outcry from medical experts and ethicists about China's record of using executed prisoners as organ donors.
Marking the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, a former slave, Pope Francis urged Christians to help victims of human trafficking and migrants, especially the Rohingya people being chased from Myanmar.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher responds to Royal Commission's findings that 7 percent of Australia's Roman Catholic clergy may have abused children between 1950 and 2010.
Lent 2017. Turn away from "the love of money," Pope Francis adjoins Christians. "No one can serve two masters."
One day after copies of a poster were plastered around the Rome city center criticizing Pope Francis, the pontiff used his Angelus message to call for an authentic witness free from gossip and maliciousness.
A fundamental quality of salt that Christians should adopt, is its ability to preserve from corruption, keeping away "the polluting germs of selfishness, envy and malicious gossip," Francis said Feb. 5 in his remarks after the recitation of the Angelus prayer.
The pope asked everyone to repeat aloud with him St. Paul's words (1 Thes 4:17) as a way to find peace and consolation, knowing that one day the faithful will be united with God and their loved ones: "Thus we shall always be with the Lord."
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad says giving priority to Christian refugees for settlement programs would be discriminatory and fuel religious tensions in the Middle East.
In accordance with the pope's wishes, the governing council of the order accepted the resignation Jan. 28 of Fra Matthew Festing as grand master and appointed Fra Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein to temporarily lead the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Arnold Schwarzenegger greeted Pope Francis with his girlfriend after the Jan. 25 general audience in which the pontiff said that the counsel of courageous women like the biblical heroine Judith contain "the wisdom of God" and should never be "dismissed as ignorant."