A Roman Observer: The pope is disseminating a message that could change our lives in ways far more radical and destabilizing than anything unleashed by terrorists or militants.
Making a Difference: In his 2016 World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis expresses concerns about a "globalization of indifference."
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Pope Francis says in a new book-length interview the church needs to follow Jesus' example more closely and seek to "enter the darkness" in which many of today's people live.
In a new book-length interview, Pope Francis reveals how mercy has touched his life and how he first conceived the idea of calling a Jubilee year focused on mercy.
Interviewing Pope Francis in July, Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli asked how Francis might act as a confessor to a gay person in light of his remark, "Who am I to judge?"
The Peace Pulpit: "We must heed the message of Francis, Francis who is heeding the message of Jesus. He came into this world for all people."