The pope was speaking at his general audience.
More than 60 journalists have issued an appeal to Pope Francis.
Pope Francis will preside over the first canonizations in more than two years on May 15.
Bishop-elect Michael G. Woost is a priest of the Cleveland diocese.
"In anticipation of our pilgrimage of peace this coming summer, we look forward to visiting your great country.”
Pope Francis said that the liturgy should not be “a battleground” for “outdated issues.”
The pope spoke off the cuff to members of the International Union of Superiors General.
Joe Donnelly met with a Ukrainian mother who had given birth to her baby in a shelter under a hospital.
Fumio Kishida discussed nuclear weapons with Pope Francis during a 25-minute meeting.
The pope was speaking at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
‘Unfortunately, I won’t be able to stop among you due to my knee injury,’ the pope said.
The beatification of Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri took place at Milan Cathedral.
The liquefaction traditionally happens at least three times a year.
‘I have been like this for some time, I cannot walk … It also brings a little pain, humiliation,’ the pope said.
The Boston archbishop said that Pope Francis ‘has assured us that … the commission will be independent.’
The pontiff was addressing the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
The pope said that the foundation brings ‘love, hope, and mercy’ to those it supports.
Sister Laura Vicuña presented a report offering “a pastoral perspective” on women in the Church.
The change follows sweeping reform of the Catholic Church’s penal sanctions.