The pope's recent suggestion that the Catholic Church discuss celibacy vows harks back to an earlier version of church practice.
Roman Catholic church head says bible reading will help people resist daily temptations.
Pope Francis was the victim of a poster campaign by critics who see him as tacking too far to the left.
The posters, which surfaced overnight, were quickly covered up by city authorities.
'Being afraid or rejoicing beforehand because of something that might happen is, in my view, quite unwise,' pope says.
In his year-end message, the pontiff says 'we have condemned our young people to have no place in society.'
Roman Catholic leader warns against a world in which "the lights of commerce cast the light of God into the shadows; when we are concerned for gifts, but cold toward those who are marginalized."
The pontiff did not name any countries.
Church conservatives blast Francis as 'irresponsible' for comments on the 'crisis of marriage.'
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It's a sign of just how far the Vatican has come on economic issues.
The pope's comments were an affirmation of his belief that migrants should be helped rather than shut off, Lombardi said.