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.

Text of Pope Francis’ prayer at site of Fatima apparitions

Here is the Catholic News Service translation of the prayer Pope Francis wrote and was to recite May 12 at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima, Portugal.

Pope Francis to meet Trump at Vatican May 24

The trip to include Saudia Arabia and Israel is an attempt to unite three of the world's leading religious faiths in the common cause of fighting terrorism, White House officials.

Catholics bring Pope Francis’ call to protect creation to climate march

Carrying signs with quotes from the pope's encyclical "Laudato Si'," hundreds of Catholics joined the People's Climate March in Washington to call for moral and prayerful action to protect creation.

Text of common declaration on baptism, by Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros

Here is the text of the common declaration on baptism between Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, signed April 28.