5 minutes with Francis: 'The church cannot continue with a diminishing number of priests.'
While abuse in the church was "sickening" and "shameful," the great majority of cases occurred in non-institutional settings, wrote Archbishop Anthony Fisher.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis
Top Catholic and Orthodox church officials in North America are calling on the Vatican to let married men become priests in Eastern rite Catholic churches, another sign that optional celibacy could become a front-burner issue under Pope Francis.
Eastern rite Catholic churches have a look and feel similar to Eastern Orthodox churches but are loyal to Rome and fall under the pope's jurisdiction.
Faith and Justice: The pope gave the press lots to write about after Francis held a free-wheeling press conference aboard an airplane again.
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