Pope Francis names 13 advisers on Vatican communications

Jesuit Father James Martin of America magazine and Michael P. Warsaw, head of EWTN, are among six priests, six laymen and one laywoman to be the new communications advisers for the Vatican's diverse media operations.

Four years after his election, Pope Francis still excites U.S. Jesuit base

It has been four years since Pope Francis was elected to the papacy and Jesuits like Father Patrick J. Conroy still marvel that it happened.

Pope Francis meets Britain’s
Prince Charles at the Vatican

The pope and the British royals spoke privately for 27 minutes. The Vatican did not issue a statement about the topics covered in the private conversation.

N.J. man pleads guilty in plot to kill Pope Francis in Philadelphia

Claiming to support the Islamic State, Santos Colon Jr., 17, admitted to a plot to shoot the pope and set off bombs during the 2015 papal visit. The would-be sniper he contacted for help was in actuality an undercover FBI agent.

At 50, ‘Populorum Progressio’ takes on new life through Pope Francis

Blessed Paul VI's 1967 encyclical "Populorum Progressio" ("The Progress of Peoples") focused on the problem of international development and the gap between the rich and poor.

Pope Francis, Day would have been ‘good friends,’ says granddaughter

Mary Hennessy was at St. Norbert College in De Pere Feb. 23 to talk about her newly released book, "Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother."

Argentine attorney representing workers stays friends with Pope Francis

Grass-roots organizing that seeks to overcome what Pope Francis has called "the economy of exclusion" is vital to the work of the Catholic Church, said Juan Grabois.

Pope Francis to visit Fatima in May 2017

The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Portugal in 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions of Fatima.

Pope Francis names Bishop Burns of Juneau to head Dallas Diocese

Pope Francis has named Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, Alaska, to be bishop of Dallas, succeeding now-Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, who headed the Dallas Diocese until he was named in August to be the first prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life.

For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

Over two and one-half years, Mark Shriver extensively researched the pope's life, his writings and speeches, interviewed close to a hundred people who knew Jorge Mario Bergoglio before he became pope, and retraced the pope's life, from his childhood in Argentina to his papacy in Rome.