• Francis and Poland differ on migrants ahead of pope’s visit

    Francis and Poland differ on migrants ahead of pope’s visit

    • Jul 25, 2016

    Pope Francis has made welcoming migrants and refugees a key test for Europe’s Christian values. But Poland’s right-wing government argues that keeping them out is necessary to preserve those values. How Francis negotiates that gap will be a key test during his visit this week.

  • Report: Vatican OKs security level for papal Mass in Poland

    Report: Vatican OKs security level for papal Mass in Poland

    • Jul 22, 2016

    Francis will be the third pope to visit Poland, after St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, and his Vatican spokesman recently insisted there would be no changes or cancellations to the pope’s schedule because of security fears. People attending events will be checked by scanners and will have to leave behind any sharp or otherwise dangerous objects, which can be retrieved later.

  • Croatian court overturns 1946 verdict against cardinal

    Croatian court overturns 1946 verdict against cardinal

    • Jul 22, 2016

    A Croatian court on Friday annulled a 1946 verdict against a Catholic cardinal who had been convicted by the former Communist authorities of collaborating with the pro-Nazi puppet regime during World War II, and who is today a candidate for sainthood in the Catholic Church.