Given the conservative stand of the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians, Pope Francis had a wonderful opportunity to extend his message of tolerance to both the religious and social realms.
The recent synod of bishops reinforced the church's teaching that the family is enduringly resilient and adaptable, especially in times of crisis.
When they vote October 25 in parliamentary elections, Poles will be taking a dangerous step into the unknown, and the rest of Europe may not be far behind.
As a Jesuit, Pope Francis is part of a long tradition of religious men of science. Will his leadership influence the Catholic Church's stance on contemporary scientific issues?
Pope Francis's US visit is being trumpeted as exceptional, but the Vatican has been a superpower for decades.
This is going to be the most difficult trip of the Argentinian pontiff so far. Here's why it's worth paying attention to.
The Catholic Church in Latin America is feeling the heat from evangelicals: could the pope's recent trip help bridge the divide?