Pope Francis tells U.S. bishops crimes of sexual abuse should not be repeated

September 23, 2015
(Pope Francis speaks to bishops during the midday prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Matthews in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Wilson/Pool)

(Pope Francis speaks to bishops during the midday prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Matthews in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Wilson/Pool)

At White House, Pope Francis focuses on environment, poverty and migrants

September 23, 2015
(U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Pope Francis (L) as the pontiff is welcomed to the White House during a ceremony in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Pope Francis (L) as the pontiff is welcomed to the White House during a ceremony in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Republican candidate Ben Carson says Muslims unfit to be U.S. president

September 21, 2015
(U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Heritage Action for America presidential candidate forum in Greenville, South Carolina September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane)

(U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Heritage Action for America presidential candidate forum in Greenville, South Carolina September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Keane)

Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro, warns against ideology on Cuba trip

September 21, 2015
(Pope Francis (L) and former Cuban President Fidel Castro share a laugh in Havana, Cuba, September 20, 2015. Picture taken September 20. REUTERS/Alex Castro)

(Pope Francis (L) and former Cuban President Fidel Castro share a laugh in Havana, Cuba, September 20, 2015. Picture taken September 20. REUTERS/Alex Castro)

Pope to use mostly Spanish in U.S., Fidel meeting likely in Cuba

September 16, 2015
(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Interview: Pope trip will “unleash something wonderful” – U.S. envoy to Vatican

August 14, 2015

  (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Ken Hackett poses in his private residence in Rome, Italy August 13, 2015. Picture taken August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

(U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Ken Hackett poses in his private residence in Rome, Italy August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Don’t treat divorced Catholics as outcasts, Pope Francis tells priests

August 5, 2015
(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to attend an audience for altar servers at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

(Pope Francis waves as he arrives to attend an audience for altar servers at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

Pope Francis calls for release of priest and bishops abducted in Syria

July 26, 2015
(Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, August 28, 2012/veDro - l'Italia al futuro)

(Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, August 28, 2012/veDro – l’Italia al futuro)

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for the release of an Italian Jesuit priest and two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria two years ago, asking leaders to work for the freedom of all those abducted there.

Pope Francis offers rare ‘mea culpa’ about neglect of middle class

July 15, 2015
(Pope Francis speaks to journalists onboard the papal plane during his return to Rome, from Asuncion, Paraguay July 12, 2015. Pope Francis left for Rome on Sunday at the end of a trip to South America during which he censured capitalism, championed the rights of the poor, warned of irreversible damage to the planet and urged youths to "make a mess". Picture taken July 12, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

(Pope Francis speaks to journalists onboard the papal plane during his return to Rome, from Asuncion, Paraguay July 12, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope Francis calls for new economic order, criticises capitalism

July 10, 2015
(Pope Francis looks to the side as he attends a World Meeting of Popular Movements with Bolivia's President Evo Morales (not pictured) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, July 9, 2015. Pope Francis on Thursday urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a "new colonialism" by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the "sacred rights" of labor, lodging and land. In one of the longest, most passionate and sweeping speeches of his pontificate, the Argentine-born pope also asked forgiveness for the sins committed by the Roman Catholic Church in its treatment of native Americans during what he called the "so-called conquest of America." REUTERS/David Mercado)

(Pope Francis looks to the side as he attends a World Meeting of Popular Movements with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales (not pictured) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, July 9, 2015. REUTERS/David Mercado)