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Pope Francis on flight to Mexico Feb. 12, 2016.

Pope: Media missed the real family crisis in covering Communion, remarriage

Apr 16, 2016

Pope Francis has said that the family is in crisis, and that is a much bigger issue than Communion for... Read more

Pope Francis in an in-flight press conference Jan. 18, 2015.

Full Text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome

Apr 16, 2016

Pope Francis on Saturday spoke with journalists about his visit with refugees at Lesbos and about the family crisis.  Read more

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Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Mexico to Rome

Feb 18, 2016

In his hour-long inflight news conference on his way from Juarez to Rome, Pope Francis touched on a wide range... Read more

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UPDATED: If Trump only builds walls he's not Christian, Pope Francis says

Feb 18, 2016

By Elise Harris, Alan Holdren

During his inflight news conference en route from Juarez to Rome, Pope Francis responded to recent criticism from Republican U.S.... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peters Square before the Wed. general audience April 16, 2014.

We're wounded – that’s why we need mercy, Pope Francis says

Jan 12, 2016

By Elise Harris

In his new book on mercy Pope Francis offers extensive reflections on the topic that has shaped much of his... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Wednesday general audience on June 18, 2014.

Do aliens exist? Pope Francis tackles this (and other things) in new interview

Oct 15, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis discussed in a new interview topics ranging from his reasons for canonizing the parents of St. Therese of... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience address in St. Peter's Square, June 24, 2015.

For Pope Francis, religious fundamentalism diverts us from the true God

Sep 16, 2015

Religious fundamentalism keeps God at a distance, and keeps believers from building bridges with others, Pope Francis reflected on Sunday... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the Quito airport in Ecuador during his South America trip on July 5, 2015.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Paraguay to Rome

Jul 13, 2015

In the course of his 64 minute in-flight press conference while en route to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions ranging... Read more

Pope Francis laughing outside of St. Peter's Basilica during the general audience on April 1, 2015.

What does Pope Francis miss most? Walking in the streets, eating pizza at restaurants

In a recent interview with an Argentine newspaper, Pope Francis said he misses the “tranquillity of walking in the streets”... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on May 28, 2014.

Pope Francis talks ISIS, jokes about being a 'coward' when it comes to physical pain

Mar 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis gave a recent interview with an Argentinian shanty town's community paper, where he touched on how he feels... Read more