Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.
Move over, rock legends. Pope Francis on Thursday showed that his message of renewed faith in Jesus Christ can compete with the Rolling Stones and their famous “Sympathy for the Devil.”
Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “emeritus pope” in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday.
By Melissa Eddy
, Victor L. Simpson
Facing discontent within his German flock, Pope Benedict XVI met with victims of clerical sex abuse as he called for Roman Catholics in the former communist East to rediscover their faith.