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Sign painters work on a portrait of Pope Francis  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Just don’t think about the traffic

Pope Francis speaks during an audience with religious from around the world yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring) S

Pope Francis addressed the World Meeting for Young Consecrated Men and Women yesterday

The US flag flies in front of a mural of Pope Francis in New York City (CNS)

Catholicism’s American revolution

From annulments to pro-life activism the American Church is blazing a trail for the rest of the Catholic world

New spouses exchange rings as Pope Francis celebrates the marriage rite for 20 couples in St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

We’re heading for ‘Catholic divorces’

A leading canon lawyer argues that the Pope’s radical annulment reforms could overturn an all-important principle of Church law

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pope said he had “high hopes” for the trip

Pope Francis made the speech this week (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope makes environmental speech just days before American visit

A facilities staff member for The Catholic University of America hangs banners welcoming Pope Francis to  Washington. Pope Francis will celebrate Mass outside the basilica  (CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard)

The USA Catholic Church app is available as a free download

Illness always places human existence in crisis and brings with it questions that dig deep, the Pope wrote in his message (CNS)

The Vatican has released Pope Francis’s message for the World Day of the Sick 2016

A Cuban flag is held aloft behind Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (CNS)

President Barack Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro and the Vatican have all called for a lifting of the embargo

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis’s 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate, Fr Federico Lombardi has said