The Francis Chronicles: As cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, he took the subway. Then as pope, he went out to buy his own eyeglasses. And now he picked up a pair of shoes.
At Loggerheads since 1949. Pope Francis pushing to heal a decades-old rift with Beijing.
Pope Francis meets with leaders of Colombia: Pope Francis met with the current and former presidents of Colombia, two leading figures in the country at opposite sides of a controversial peace agreement that puts an end to a decades-long civil war. President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe met individually and together with Pope Francis Dec. 16 at the Vatican.
Pope Francis: "Let us commit ourselves to praying for each other so that the corporal and spiritual works of mercy increasingly become our way of life," he said Nov. 30 during his general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall.
Mercy: Pope Francis tells group of religious leaders that mercy is the foundation of every authentic religion.
NCR Today: Second debate without civility; Texas Catholic bishops talk death penalty; 'Troublesome' misuses of 'Amoris Laetitia'; Court rules on identities of School of Americas graduates
Editorial: Pope Francis' appointment Aug. 2 of the Study Commission on the Women's Diaconate stood adage about the church thinking in centuries on its head.
NCR Today: World Youth Day will soon end. How do we continue to let God's light shine in us without letting the world extinguish that flame?
Pope Francis, leaving for Poland July 27, asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, with prayers.
Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of "blind violence."
The pope expressed his "deep sorrow" and "spiritual closeness" with the French people in a message to Bishop Andre Marceau of Nice, signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state. Pope Francis entrusted the victims and their families to God's mercy.