Pope Francis ‘has our backs’ on pro-life cause, says archbishop

Prompting applause from some 5,000 worshipers in Washington, Archbishop Joseph Naumann said Jan. 23 that Pope Francis told him and other bishops last week in Rome, "If we do not defend life, no other rights matter."

Panelists say from day one, Pope Francis showed world he would be a pastor

First impressions of Pope Francis in 2013 revealed his style and pastoral priorities, and since then, his words and actions have continued to inspire and challenge the Catholic Church and the world.

Pope Francis wants you to tell it like it is

Father Thomas Dailey shares with Inside CatholicPhilly.com how the pope wants the faithful to steer clear of divisive terms such as "authentically Christian," and instead stick to plain language when communicating the reality of Christ's love.

Indigenous vow to stand with Pope Francis, with each other

The pope met Oct. 17 with about 40 indigenous people from the Amazon, a group that included representatives participating in the synod and others who were in Rome for synod-related events.

Typhoon Hagibis aftermath unlikely to affect Pope Francis’ November plans

Search-and-rescue operations continued after the storm caused flooding and landslides throughout the country, leaving at least 19 people still missing as of Oct. 15.

President, dancers, crowds welcome Pope Francis to Mozambique

Greeted with full military honors, traditional dances and huge crowds lining the streets, Pope Francis arrived in Mozambique Sept. 4 at the start of a weeklong trip to Africa.

Pope Francis honors 40 Catholics in Philadelphia Archdiocese

The awardees, who include lay individuals, couples, a religious sister and a permanent deacon, are recognized for their dedication and service to the church. Archbishop Chaput will confer the honors formally Sept. 5.

Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

UPDATED - Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4.

Intellectual bio traces influences on Pope Francis’ thought

For those interested in the intellectual framework that undergirds the pope's theological outlook, a new book paints a picture that is rigorous and sympathetic, suggesting a richness and complexity to his theology.

U.S. bishops, Pope Francis react strongly to dead migrant father, child

Photos of a Salvadoran migrant and his 23-month-old daughter lying face down in the Rio Grande River sparked outrage against the U.S. government due to squalid conditions at migrant facilities and increasingly harsh policies against immigrants.