• New Opus Dei leader is veteran Vatican insider

    New Opus Dei leader is veteran Vatican insider

    • Jan 23, 2017

    Spanish Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz has been confirmed by Pope Francis as the new leader of Opus Dei, following his election by an Opus Dei congress to the role. Ocáriz, 71, is a long time consulter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and performed key tasks under Pope Benedict XVI.

  • People fleeing war, traffickers need greater protection, pope says

    People fleeing war, traffickers need greater protection, pope says

    • Jan 23, 2017

    Communities need to be saved from “corruption, extortion, the illegal trafficking of drugs and weapons, the trafficking of human beings, including so many children who are reduced to slavery,” Pope Francis said during an audience January 23.

  • Pope rips political ‘saviors’ who face crises with walls and wires

    Pope rips political ‘saviors’ who face crises with walls and wires

    • Jan 21, 2017

    As Donald Trump was being sworn in Friday, Pope Francis was warning against political “saviors” who promise to solve a crisis and end up destroying their people. The pontiff also spoke on China, his own critics, liberation theology, and Vatican corruption in an interview with the Spanish paper ‘El Pais.’