VATICAN CITY (RNS) In his annual address to diplomats at the Holy See, Francis said governments have a “two-fold moral responsibility” to protect both citizens and migrants.
(RNS) Of gays, the pope said. “…Let us not forget that God loves all his creatures and we are destined to receive his infinite love.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The give-and-take included insights from Francis about growing up in Argentina and his thoughts on media and anger.
(RNS) A letter from an Italian boy who wrote the pope because he was worried about his ailing aunt has prompted another surprise papal phone call from Francis.
(RNS) The president and Hillary Clinton are tops on the list but The Donald and the pontiff were also “top of mind” for many Americans when asked who they most admired.
End terrorism, seek peace and restore dignity to the all who, “like the child Jesus, suffer cold, poverty, and rejection,” he said in his annual “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) address.
(RNS) Cardinal Donald Wuerl just turned 75 and submitted his resignation to Pope Francis. But don’t wave goodbye yet — Wuerl is too valuable to the pontiff, and to the future of the “Francis effect.”
Arms have opened wide in some places, but indifference, bureaucracy, fear and xenophobia have reared their heads elsewhere, particularly after the attack by Islamic militants who killed 130 people in Paris last month.