Italian philosopher writes ‘intellectual biography’ of Pope Francis

The book, available only in Italian, looks at the education and study that laid the foundation for the thought of Pope Francis, the former Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

In Myanmar, Pope Francis’ words will be monitored closely

"A wrong word from the Holy Father can plunge the country into chaos," said a Myanmar bishops' spokesman. Mere mention of the Muslim Rohingyas, who are hated by Myanmar's Buddhists, might bring violent reprisals.

How to have hope: Pope Francis gives point-by-point guide

Continuing his series of audience talks on Christian hope, the pope gave extensive advice on how to teach people, especially young people, to remain full of hope. No matter "where God has planted you, hope. Always hope," he said.

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.