The world now stands "at the very limit," said the leader of the Catholic Church. "I am really afraid of this.”
Francis calls for overcoming fears that new arrivals might “disturb the established order” of local communities.
The disgraced former archbishop of Boston was 86. “I hope the gates of hell are swinging wide to allow him entrance,” declares a woman who says she was sexually abused as a child.
Charges against Cardinal George Pell mark the first time a criminal case related to the Catholic Church's pervasive abuse scandal has reached the Vatican's innermost circles.
The pontiff argues that the modern economy's worship of the "god of money" leads to disenfranchisement and extremism.
Pope Francis “has given the most powerful name to the predicament of modern society," Sanders said Friday at a Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences conference: "the globalization of indifference.”
"In effect, there is a clear link between the protection of nature and the building of a just and equitable social order," the pontiff said at the start of his first visit to Africa.
Pope Francis marked the end of a lengthy bishops' summit Sunday in his homily at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.
Pope Francis' meeting with the anti-gay-marriage Kentucky county clerk was arranged by an archbishop with known anti-gay sentiments, the Vatican said, and occurred one day after the pontiff met with a gay former student and his boyfriend.
Media commenters mistakenly cast the pope's meeting with the clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples as an endorsement of her views, the Vatican says.