John Allen Jr

Cardinal Francis George would ‘really, really like to have a heart-to-heart with Francis’: so too would many of the rest of us

A new book suggests the wartime pope used all the means within his power to help Jews

The Pope has established himself as a pastor; now, he must assume his role as teacher and defender of the faith in a secular culture

He has sold his £6m residence and is living among students at St Charles Borromeo seminary. Lay members of the Church need men like him

Or should the priority instead be on holiness and authoritative teaching?

It’s time for reform. No pontificate can reach its full potential with an incompetent Vatican bureaucracy

We should work towards fighting secularism rather than reaching an agreement on theology

The full text of Anna Arco’s speech at the World Press Congress in Rome last week