Pope Francis

Children gather outside a school tent set at a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, on May 2, 2016. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)

Why should we care about refugees?

"As people of faith, we wish to join our voices to speak…

 

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) message at end of the Easter mass, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Sunday. (L'Osservatore Romano/pool photo via AP)

Pope at Easter recalls victims of ‘blind, brutal terrorism’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian…

 

Pope Francis meets journalists aboard the plane during the flight from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to Rome, Italy. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope vs. Trump: ‘Not Christian’ to only build border walls

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential…

 

Pope Francis smiles as members of the World of Work organization wave at him in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope concludes Mexico trip with visits to prison, US border

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Pope Francis was wrapping up his trip to…

Pope Francis smiles as members of the World of Work organization wave at him in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope Francis arrives for an audience with the Italian National Social Security Institute's workers, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope pledges to continue reforms in face of leaks

VATICAN CITY — In his first public comments on the latest scandal…

Pope Francis arrives for an audience with the Italian National Social Security Institute's workers, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican on  Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Vatican arrests 2 people in latest probe of leaked documents

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Monday it had arrested a high-ranking…

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican on  Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Vatican upends Davis affair with news of audience with gays

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican turned the tables on the Kim Davis…

In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
In this Sept. 14, 2015 file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis makes a statement to the media at the front door of the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

Clerk jailed over gay marriage says pope encouraged her

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met briefly with Pope…

In this Sept. 14, 2015 file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis makes a statement to the media at the front door of the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
An unidentified child, who was carried out from the crowd to meet Pope Francis, reaches out to touch the Pontiff's face during a parade on his way to celebrate Sunday Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Sunday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pope Francis joins hundreds of thousands for Mass

PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis led hundreds of thousands of the faithful Sunday…

An unidentified child, who was carried out from the crowd to meet Pope Francis, reaches out to touch the Pontiff's face during a parade on his way to celebrate Sunday Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Sunday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Pope Francis shakes hands with school children as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, en route Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (Cliff Owen/AP)

Pope, after blunt talk to Congress, thanks nuns in New York

NEW YORK — Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New…

Pope Francis shakes hands with school children as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, en route Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (Cliff Owen/AP)
Pope Francis greets attendees at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington, before an outdoor Mass to canonize Junipero Serra. (Matt McClain/Pool via AP)

Pope canonizes 18th-century missionary; not everyone happy

WASHINGTON — An 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West…

Pope Francis greets attendees at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington, before an outdoor Mass to canonize Junipero Serra. (Matt McClain/Pool via AP)
Pope Francis holds the head of a small child as he leans from the popemobile during a parade, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP, Pool)

Washington crowds cheer pope; he calls for climate action

WASHINGTON — Plunging headlong into the issues of the day, Pope Francis…

Pope Francis holds the head of a small child as he leans from the popemobile during a parade, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP, Pool)
Pope Francis waves as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The Pope is spending three days in Washington before heading to New York and Philadelphia. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Pope Francis arrives in US, faces a polarized country

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his…

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The Pope is spending three days in Washington before heading to New York and Philadelphia. (Susan Walsh/AP)
Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as travels to the Plaza of the Revolution to celebrate Mass in Holguin, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.   (Enrique De La Osa/Pool via AP)

Pope presses message to Cuba: Be willing to change

HOLGUIN, Cuba — Pope Francis marked the anniversary Monday of the day…

Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as travels to the Plaza of the Revolution to celebrate Mass in Holguin, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.   (Enrique De La Osa/Pool via AP)
Pope Francis, center, exits Mass at the Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday.  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Hundreds of thousands gather for pope Mass in South America

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador — Pope Francis received a hero's welcome in Ecuador's biggest…

Pope Francis, center, exits Mass at the Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Monday.  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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Catholic leaders write to Pope Francis seeking replacement of SF archbishop

Dozens of prominent Bay Area Catholic residents have signed a letter to…

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AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIUSan Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone poses for photos at his office in San Francisco

SF archbishop grateful at canonization of Junipero Serra

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone expressed his appreciation Thursday of…

AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIUSan Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone poses for photos at his office in San Francisco
Charles Sykes/Invision/APElton John performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday

Elton John calls Pope Francis a “hero” for LGBT outreach

Elton John called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push…

Charles Sykes/Invision/APElton John performs at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th Annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday
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Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on…

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Marcio Jose Sanchez/2012 AP file photoArchbishop Salvatore Cordileone says the Catholic Church must do a better job of reaching out to "people who experience same-sex attraction."

S.F. archbishop says Catholic Church should welcome 'people who experience same-sex attraction'

A day after Pope Francis made waves by commenting positively on gay…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2012 AP file photoArchbishop Salvatore Cordileone says the Catholic Church must do a better job of reaching out to "people who experience same-sex attraction."