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.
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.'
ROME (RNS) Pope Francis said that once Australian judicial authorities complete their investigation of the Vatican's finance chief he will take any necessary action.
KRAKOW, Poland (RNS) At the World Youth Day gathering that ended here Sunday, the pontiff encouraged a positive role for faith.
KRAKOW, Poland — 'Once and for all, may we realize that nothing justifies shedding the blood of a brother or sister,' the pope told a gathering of youth.
CZESTOCHOWA, Poland -- The pope, whose main purpose in Poland is to preside at an international gathering of Catholic youth in Krakow, prayed before the shrine of the Black Madonna, an ancient Byzantine icon.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has a tough act to follow in the footsteps of his Polish predecessor as he visits Poland. His concern about the poor and the homeless sits in stark contrast to the Polish church’s conservative approaches.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis sends the Spanish-language video to the diocese of Brownsville, described by the Vatican as 'one of the most impoverished areas' of the U.S. on the Mexican border.
(RNS) The visit will take place during Francis' trip to Krakow for an international gathering of Catholic youth.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Field of Mercy site near Krakow poses a “high risk for the life and health of people,” according to a report published by Polish television.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Tomasz Kijowski met his 22-year-old partner at a planning meeting for the World Youth Day, to be held in Krakow next July, Italian media said.
(RNS) Religion News Service asked experts, biographers and theologians to assess the two popes who will be canonized on Sunday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) On March 15, Fabio Mateus packed a rucksack with a spare pair of sneakers, a raincoat, a hammock and $20 in his pocket, and started walking. Pilgrimages are a Brazilian tradition, built on a belief that to deepen religious experience a person must make sacrifices and suffer a degree of pain.
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