Francis encourages young people to ask tough questions at pre-synod launch.
He stepped down as archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh in 2013.
Thousands of candles glow in honor of Christ’s earthly father in oratory.
COMMENTARY: Only fraternal episcopal interventions can now hope to avert what is sure otherwise to be a spiritual catastrophe for the Catholic Church.
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The Vatican released on Saturday the full text of Benedict XVI's letter to Msgr. Vigano showing that two paragraphs were concealed. The Vatican said it had no intention to censor the letter but chose to leave out parts of it as the letter was confidential. The story as it developed.
Catholics should pray as Jesus did, out of love for God not just for personal desires, the Holy Father instructed during his visit today to San Giovanni Rotondo.