Church must learn how to speak to young people, pope says

Bishops, pastors, religious and other adults must learn to speak young people’s language and must avoid exercising undue pressure on young men and women to enter a seminary or join a religious order, the pope said June 6 at a gathering of people doing vocations work in Europe.

Celebrate Pentecost by rejecting racism

A group of Italian bishops issued a public letter for Pentecost calling on Catholics to recognize that all the poor and those who suffer are children of God and deciding who to assist can’t be based on nationality.

What is a ‘metropolitan archbishop’?

Pope Francis’ universal law on dealing with sexual abuse allegations, “Vos estis lux mundi” (“You are the light of the world”) was released in early May and gives a prominent, investigative role to metropolitan bishops when one of the bishops in his province is accused of sexual abuse, possessing child pornography or covering up an abuse allegation.