Nation, world need gifts Latinos have to offer, says Archbishop Gomez

CHICAGO (CNS) -- Latino Catholics have many gifts and values to benefit the Church and society and the time is now to embrace them and share them.

Retired Pope Benedict says it was his 'duty' to resign from papacy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI said in an interview that he felt a "duty" to resign from the papacy because of his declining health and the rigorous demands of papal travel.

Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying Rosary for quake victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Hearing the mayor of Amatrice in central Italy say his town no longer exists and knowing there were children who died Aug. 24 in the earthquakes that struck the region, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience into a prayer service.