Pope: Anyone who repents, desires God's embrace can be saved

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Church is not just for people who are good, who think they're good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the Church is mercy, Pope Francis said.

Healing division with tradition: Hispanic ministry seeks unity

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Carrying a tall wooden cross over the threshold of the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica, a U.S. delegation brought the concerns of the country's Hispanic Catholics to the heart of the church.

Pope Francis endorses Mexican bishops on family marches

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis' endorsement of pro-family marches made headlines in Mexico, taking by surprise people who saw his speeches in the country in February as being critical of a conservative Mexican Church hierarchy.