Pope Francis

Francis says religious orders must never ‘toss aside’ elderly members

The Pope has shown he is serious about reforming the Curia, so why has so little actually happened?

Is Pope Francis getting enough of the high-quality briefings needed for a world leader?

Five years on, his resignation is still shocking

The wedding on a plane raises some awkward questions

The Pope also said churches should not use lectors who garble their words so ‘no one can understand a thing’

In every parish in the world priests will find gaining people’s trust that little bit more difficult thanks to the Barros case

The Vatican has implicitly criticised Cardinal Zen’s account of the Pope’s relations with a Vatican delegation in China

If the cardinal is right, the Vatican delegation in China went behind the Pope’s back and defied his wishes

The episode gives us insight into how Pope Francis approaches the sacraments. He does not dispute doctrine, but offers a differing approach