Pope Meets Group that Prepared Text for Next Phase of Synod

ope Francis personally expressed his thanks to the four dozen people who read through hundreds of reports about the listening phase of the Synod of Bishops and, after 12 days of prayer, reflection and discussion, drafted a working document for the continental stage of the synod process.

Pope Tells Putin: Stop the War

With “rivers of blood and tears” still flowing in Ukraine and with the increasing threat of the use of nuclear weapons, Pope Francis begged Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Stop this spiral of violence and death.”

Pope’s Annulment Changes Under Discussion in Rome

Canon Law experts recently met at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome to discuss annulment — what it is and isn’t — and to talk about Pope Francis’s decision to streamline the process.