(RNS) — The meeting could be a disappointment for Americans who have been dealing with abuse for decades while still being a success for the universal church.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Young people challenged Pope Francis on the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and the plight of Christians in the Middle East as the youth took center stage Saturday in the final events of World Youth Day in Panama.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to inspire Panama's young people, its prisoners, its politicians and its bishops. On Saturday he turns his attention to the country's priests and religious sisters.
LAS GARZAS, Panama (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated an emotional penitential liturgy inside Panama's main youth lockup, the Las Garzas de Pacora detention center.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis stuck to his script in Panama, celebrating the country's place as bridge between oceans and cultures and holding up the region's newest saint as a model for a humble church that accompanies the poor.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Asked by reporters about the proposed border wall Wednesday while on his way to Panama, Pope Francis responded: 'It is the fear that makes us crazy.'