Interview: The 50-year-old Italian Jesuit spoke of the opposition to Francis, what's next for the pope and the church in 2017 and how Francis deals with his workload.
Critics of Francis have grown bolder and more demanding than ever, but the pontiff has a surprising ally in a soft-spoken Italian priest who critics call "the pope's mouthpiece."
Tomorrow, Martin Scorsese's movie “Silence” opens at select theaters.
'Silence': The book and film are a fictionalized account of the persecution of Christians in 17th-century Japan; the central figures are Jesuit missionaries.
A Roman Observer: Following his trip to Africa, Pope Francis is set to announce some major personnel and structural changes in the Roman Curia and other Vatican-related departments.
Synod, Day 8: A letter from several cardinals to Pope Francis, reportedly given to Francis on the first day of the synod, sees the cardinals sharply criticize the meeting.
In a wide-ranging interview he gave Friday for the second anniversary of his election, Pope Francis touched on a variety of topics, from his concern about bad homilies to his upcoming U.S. visit to his one real wish: to go out for a pizza without being recognized.
But leading most of the news coverage were his remarks suggesting that he expects his papacy to be short, perhaps lasting no more than another year or two.
The intensity of the opposition to Pope Francis' reform raises a basic question at the pope's two-year anniversary: Can his reform campaign outlast his papacy?
Among the nonvoting members of 38 observers and 16 experts appointed by the pope, the majority are laymen and laywomen, including 14 married couples.
Grace on the Margins: The similarities between Francis' quotes and Müller's statement on LCWR show that Müller's talking points are coming directly from the pope.