Pope Francis invites each of us to become missionary disciples

In "The Joy of the Gospel," the faithful are called to radically share the love of Christ in everyday life. Our journey begins with baptism and continues throughout the places and relationships of our daily lives.

Freed Indian Salesian priest meets Pope Francis

Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped in Yemen in March 2016. He told the pope Sept. 13 that he silently prayed the words of the Mass every day and offered his suffering for "for the good of the church."

Requiem Mass for girl who met Pope Francis

On August 22, Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland will remember Philomena Stendardo, the Philadelphia girl whose battle with brain cancer inspired a social media campaign for prayer and led to a visit with Pope Francis.

Pope Francis appoints bishops to serve two Chaldean eparchies

Pope Francis has named Bishop Emmanuel Challita of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Addai of Toronto as bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle in San Diego. He also named Bishop Frank Kalabat of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle, based near Detroit, as administrator of Eparchy of Addai of Toronto.

Pope Francis names former Phila. priest to head Cleveland Diocese

Bishop Nelson J. Perez, a former archdiocesan priest, will become the 11th bishop of Cleveland Sept. 5. Its current apostolic administrator is Bishop Daniel Thomas, also a Philadelphia native.

Art as you’ve never seen it: New film highlights Pope Francis’ vision

Not many people know about Pope Francis' love of film, literature, music and the role he believes art can play in evangelization, social change and spiritual transformation. A new documentary produced by the Vatican Museums and Vatican City State aims to fill that void.

Pope Francis names bishop of Evansville as archbishop of Indianapolis

Archbishop Thompson, who has been Evansville's bishop since 2011, succeeds Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, who was named to head the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, last November.

Pray with Pope Francis in June

Watch a short video of the pope's June prayer intention, a call for national leaders to end the arms trade. And read a reflection on how to create peace in the world.

Listening, not lecturing: Pope Francis and young people

For a world that's looking for a new way of living, Pope Francis is hoping that an invitation to young people might have a similar outcome to that of a ragtag gang of young fishermen in Galilee 2,000 years ago.

Irish president gives Pope Francis symbolic ‘climate bell’

Irish President Michael D. Higgins presented Pope Francis with a unique gift that symbolizes the call to protect creation.