Archbishop Paul Russell, the Vatican's ambassador to Turkey, said there is hope the attempted coup is helping unify Turkish citizens around efforts to defend their democracy.
To kill in the name of God is satanic, Pope Francis said at a Mass for French Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was assassinated by youths claiming Islamic State allegiance.
"For Pope Francis, a liquid economy goes hand-in-hand with a throwaway culture. This is the ultimate economy of exclusion," said Cardinal Peter Turkson at a conference Tuesday.
Pope Francis thanked Argentine bishops for providing concrete guidelines for implementing the section of Amoris Laetitia about circumstances in which divorced and civilly remarried couples might receive Communion.
Members of the pope's commission for child protection have been speaking with bishops and major Vatican offices to develop and educate the church about best practices.
Religions can play an important role in protecting the environment and defending human rights in their countries, their communities and their schools, Pope Francis said Thursday.
"I believe we are still at a nursery-school level in this. That is, in incorporating responsibility not only as a subject, but as (a matter of) conscience as part of holistic education," the pope said during an audience with participants of a Latin American conference on the care for creation.
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While hailing the Colombian peace agreement, Pope Francis declined an invitation to name a representative to help choose judges for what have been described as "peace tribunals."
Pope Francis will head to Assisi for a record third time in his pontificate later in September for an interreligious encounter focused on peacemaking.