Nuncio Sees Mercy as Mark of Francis’ Papacy

Evangelization, mercy, encounter and accompaniment are the hallmarks of the first four years of Pope Francis’ papacy, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, said March 15.

Pope Announces Visit to Egypt

Accepting an invitation from Egypt’s president and top religious leaders, Pope Francis will visit Cairo April 28-29.

Pope Francis Marks Fourth Year as Pontiff

Pope Francis observed the fourth anniversary of his election as the Holy Father on Monday, March 13. At a public audience, he asked the faithful to continue to pray for him.

No Changes for Now at US’s Vatican Embassy

Despite opposing views on some issues, the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See will still look for common ground on global issues, the interim leader of the embassy said.

Church in Venezuela Is Under Attack

A series of attacks and confrontations against Catholics in Venezuela has marked a renewed deterioration of relations between the church and the national government. Some church leaders have openly speculated that the events could form part of a broader, coordinated campaign.

Pope Visits Rome Parish

Pope Francis speaks during a March 12 visits outside the Rome parish of St. Magdalene of Canossa.