Pope Francis said that he is praying that God would guide U.S. President Joe Biden's efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, as the United States Bishops condemn Biden's pro-choice stance on abortion.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is criticizing Pope Francis as a "very political person" in light of the pontiff's plan to visit areas ravaged by the ongoing drug war and the border during his trip to Mexico.
The advocacy group Children's Forum Oaxaca held a press conference on Jan. 26. in which they accused Mexico’s Catholic Church of trying to protect a priest who stands accused of abusing dozens of children.
Mexican authorities are in the midst of preparing Pope Francis' February visit to the country, where the head of the Roman Catholic Church is expected to draw huge crowds and where thousands of police officers will be assigned to protect the 79-year-old pontiff.
Latin America has been bombarded with a series of changes this 2015. From the highly-criticized leaders in Venezuela and Argentina to the indictment of Guatemala’s president as well as the longest-running armed conflict in the Southern Hemisphere.
Pope Francis’ historic visit to the U.S., including his address to Congress, appears to have resonated with Latino congressional lawmakers. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., introduced the Exchange Inclusion for a Healthy America Act, which provides people access to the Affordable Care Act, regardless of an individual's immigration status.