Pope Francis Says He Plans to Visit Argentina Next Year

An Argentine journalist who recently met with Pope Francis has said the pope plans to return to his native country next year, and that the pontiff again came to the defense of his predecessor, St. John Paul II, in light of recent allegations from a former Italian mobster.

Appealing to Need for Unity, Pope Francis Restores Limits on Traditional Latin Mass

Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the celebration of the Mass according to the Roman Missal in use before the Second Vatican Council, overturning or severely restricting permissions St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI had given to celebrate the so-called Tridentine-rite Mass.

St. John Paul II’s Challenge Is Still Valid: “Learn Rome!”

Back in the day, when St. John Paul II would meet with seminarians in the Eternal City each year, he would challenge them to “imparare Roma.” It’s a phrase that technically violates the rules of Italian grammar, but everyone knew what he meant: “Learn Rome!”