Pope Wants Abuse Summit to Lead to Clarity, Action

At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and ensure no case is whitewashed or covered up.

Pope to Visit United Arab Emirates in February

Pope Francis will visit the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5 of next year to participate in the International Interfaith Meeting on “Human Fraternity.”

Bishop Caggiano: Accountability Key For Bishops’ Summit

Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, has become one of the most closely watched American prelates at a time when the Church in the United States is in full crisis mode, making it perhaps unsurprising that he was the first bishop to raise the issue of clerical sex abuse during this month’s Vatican summit on young people.

‘Waste Time with Young People’ Says Kenyan Bishop

At the age of 54, Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya is one of the youngest prelates among the “old” participants of the Oct. 3-28 meeting of bishops on youth taking place in Rome. As someone who finds it “uncomfortable” to be referred to as “you elderly people,” he has one key message for his brother prelates: “Waste time with young people.”

Pope: Health Care Institution Cannot Replace Compassion

Caring for the sick, especially those near death, cannot be reduced simply to giving them medicine, but must include providing healing and comfort that gives their lives value and meaning, Pope Francis said.