A U.S. cardinal who is an adviser to Pope Francis is responding to concerns among some Roman Catholics that the pope hasn’t spoken out enough against abortion.
The pope is using his Twitter account to ask followers to pray for victims of a fatal fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town.
Pope Francis, the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church, was officially inaugurated as the 266th occupant of the Throne of St. Peter Tuesday in front of thousands of people.
Cardinal Bergoglio was chosen as the leader and pope of the Roman Catholic Church Wednesday evening in Rome. He has chosen the name Pope Francis I and is the first pontiff from the Americas.