People opt for atheism when they see Christians offering a bad witness, Pope Francis said at this morning’s general audience (full text, short video, full video).
The Pontiff also praised doctors and nurses “working heroically” at the side of Ebola victims.
The Pope presented an “an off-the-cuff, mini-encyclical” on poverty and ecology to participants in the World Meeting of Popular Movements yesterday (short video).
Thanks to Boko Haram, life in northeastern Nigeria is now cheaper than salt, Bishop Oliver Doeme of Maiduguri has said.
Cardinal Francis George says the process of judging the sacramentality of a marriage must “be thoroughly re-thought“.
Ross Douthat explains why he makes “no apology for resisting” the Pope on Communion for the remarried.
And Sir Elton John has called for Pope Francis to be made “a saint now”.
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