Pope Francis spoke Jan. 29 to members of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, saying, "On all levels of church life, a correct synodality must be promoted."
Speaking Italian, Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio kissed the pontiff's hand on Jan. 28, and offered a "grazie" (thank you) "for granting me this private audience with you."
The pope will seek to bring hope to a country suffering from crime, corruption and inequality when he visits Feb. 12-17.
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Conversations with Sr. Camille: "I've learned that although times change, the pope has changed with the times as well."