Pope Francis denounces clergy who criticized slain Salvadoran bishop Romero

October 31, 2015
(Hundreds of Catholic parishioners, students, peasants and workers march on San Salvador's main thoroughfare March 24 to mark the 18th anniversary of the murder of Bishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in 1980. Romero, a staunch denouncer of human rights violations during El Salvador's bloody civil war, is revered by Salvadorean Catholic sectors as a religious martyr whom church officials hope to see canonized. The Vatican is studying the complex process of beatification. REUTERS)

(Hundreds of Catholic parishioners, students, peasants and workers march on San Salvador’s main thoroughfare March 24 , 1998 to mark the 18th anniversary of the murder of Bishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in 1980. REUTERS)

World Catholic leaders appeal for bold climate change agreement

October 26, 2015
(Cardinal Oswald Gracias (C) signs an appeal next to Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez (2nd L) during a news conference at the Vatican, October 26, 2015. Roman Catholic leaders from around the world on Monday made a joint appeal to a forthcoming United Nations conference on climate change to produce a "fair, legally binding and truly transformational" agreement.REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Cardinal Oswald Gracias (C) signs an appeal for a climate change agreemet at the Vatican, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis, ending synod, excoriates bishops with ‘closed hearts’

October 26, 2015
(Pope Francis chats with Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo (R) as he arrives to lead the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 23, 2015.REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Pope Francis chats with Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo (R) at the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 23, 2015.REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Conspiracy theories fill Italian media over pope brain tumor story

October 22, 2015
(Writer Dan Brown gestures as he poses during a photocall for the movie "Angels & Demons" at Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome May 3, 2009. After exposing a Church cover-up in "The Da Vinci Code," symbologist Robert Langdon returns to the big screen as an unlikely Vatican ally in the latest movie adaptation of a novel by author Dan Brown. "Angels & Demons," again starring Tom Hanks as Langdon and directed by Ron Howard, premieres in Rome on Monday at a theatre a mile away from Vatican City. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Novelist Dan Brown waves during a photocall for the movie “Angels & Demons” at Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome May 3, 2009.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Vatican condemns report that Pope Francis has brain tumour

October 21, 2015
(Pope Francis leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

(Pope Francis leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican, October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini)

Pope Francis to make first Africa trip in November amid security concerns

October 20, 2015
(Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) benediction at the end of the Easter Mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 20, 2014. Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis speaks in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Pope Francis says Church can’t be museum, must be open to change

October 6, 2015
(Pope Francis leads the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

(Pope Francis leads the synod on the family in the Synod hall at the Vatican, October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Pope of the people, and the politics, in historic U.S. visit

September 28, 2015
(Pope Francis shakes hands with an inmate as he meets with prisoners at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

(Pope Francis shakes hands with an inmate as he meets with prisoners at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

In America’s birthplace, Pope Francis gives pep talk to immigrants

September 27, 2015
(Pope Francis rides in the popemoble while making his way to Independence Hall in Philadelphia, September 26 2015. REUTERS/Laurence Kesterson/Pool)

(Pope Francis rides in the popemoble while making his way to Independence Hall in Philadelphia, September 26 2015. REUTERS/Laurence Kesterson/Pool)

At U.N., Pope Francis condemns “boundless thirst” for wealth and power

September 26, 2015
(Pope Francis arrives for a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York, September 25, 2015. Pope Francis on Friday condemned the craving for material gains and power, warning an annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations that greed is destroying the Earth's resources and aggravating poverty. REUTERS/Mike Segar)

(Pope Francis arrives for a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York, September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar)