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American cardinal was removed from his post by Pope Francis over the weekend

Francis makes remarks in a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers

Pope Francis addressed an ecumenical group of pilgrims on Friday

Benedict XVI released a message to Rome’s Pontifical Urbanian University

The Vatican recently eliminated life imprisonment from its own penal code.

Two-week extraordinary synod of bishops ends with beatification Mass

Francis gives speech criticising extremism both in defence of tradition and pursuit of progress

‘Christ wanted his Church to be a house with doors always open to welcome everyone,’ say bishops

The president of the U.S Catholic Bishops spoke to reporters yesterday

Cardinal Burke accuses synod leaders of giving a distorted view of the proceedings