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Lima, Peru - In one of his last events of his four-day visit to the country, Francis told Peruvian bishops to speak out on behalf of their people even when it may upset the powerful.
Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Clinton's What Happened; Cardinal Dolan advises Louisiana priests; a far-right party's rise in Germany.
In his first formal meeting Sept. 21 with the now three-year-old papal abuse commission, Francis calls "prophetic" the men and women who urged the church for decades to face the problem of clergy sexual abuse.
The Boston Globe's Spotlight team reports on the shrouded lives of Catholic priests' sons and daughters, pained by a past they have had to keep in the dark.