Francis of Assisi

Pope Francis smiles during his meeting with cloistered nuns at the St. Chiara Basilica, in Assisi, Italy, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)

6 goals the Pope highlights in St. Francis’ town

ASSISI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis broke bread with the poor and embraced the disabled on a pilgrimage to his namesake’s hometown Friday, urging the faithful to follow the example of the 13th-century St. Francis, […]

10/04/2013

Pope Francis kneels in prayer in front of the icon of the Virgin Mary inside St. Mary Major Basilica, Rome, Italy, Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. (AP Photo)

New pope’s views bind simplicity with ‘complexity’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — At gatherings of Latin American bishops, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was often a star speaker about economic inequities in a profit-driven world.

03/14/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

From ‘the end of the earth,’ Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (AP) – From “the end of the earth,” the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church and faith in crisis.

03/14/2013

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