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Pope Francis visits Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery in Vatican City to exchange Christmas greetings Dec. 23, 2013.

Pope Francis: Benedict XVI was ‘leader’ in responding to sexual abuse

Nov 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis said his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was a leader in “taking responsibility” and responding with transparency to... Read more

Pope Francis meets a group of women at the end of his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall in the Vatican on March 2, 2022.

Pope Francis explains to America Magazine why women cannot be ordained priests

Nov 28, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Pope Francis unequivocally stated that women cannot be ordained as priests but emphasized the important role they have to play... Read more

Pilgrims from China greets Pope Francis during his general weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on May 22, 2019, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis says dialogue ‘slow,’ but only way forward with China

Nov 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a new interview with America Magazine, the pope said the Vatican-China deal has had failures and successes, but he... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

Archbishop Gomez: conversion, mercy at heart of Pope’s interview

Sep 26, 2013

In his weekly column, Archbishop José H. Gomez said that despite what secular media outlets have reported, the heart of... Read more

Fr. Antonio Spadaro,S.J. at a communications conference at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Sept 20, 2013.

Interviewer: Pope’s adherence to Church abortion teaching is clear

Sep 20, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones, Alan Holdren

Pope Francis is “absolutely clear” about Catholic teaching on abortion, but his first focus is to bring God’s salvation to... Read more