Pope Francis

Pope: Let's stop crimes like deaths of migrants in trucks

Francis on Sunday invited faithful in St. Peter's Square in Rome to pray silently with him for migrants who die "on their terrible journeys." He also prayed that God would "help us to cooperate effectively to impede these crimes, which offend the entire human family." Francis noted Vienna's cardinal was in the square.

Four men are being investigated by Hungarian authorities in the human trafficking case.

Pope names new personal doctor

The Vatican announced Saturday that Dr. Fabrizio Soccorsi is taking over as Pope Francis' personal physician. His predecessor, Dr. Patrizio Polisca, a cardiologist, will remain the physician to Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

Soccorsi will accompany the 78-year-old pope on his Sept. 19-28 trip to the U.S. and Cuba.