"[Misuse of devotion] is not religion! It’s superstition," – Fr Stefano Cecchin, President of the Pontifical International Marian Academy.
Pontiff warns that abortion is an absolute evil but avoiding pregnancy isn't in particularly difficult circumstances such as Paul VI's authorisation to nuns threatened with rape.
External forms of piety without “a real conversion are not enough to be considered in communion with Christ and his Church”.
Solidarity statement issued after mafia boss issues death threat against Fr Luigi Ciotti.
Speaking in Calabria, Pontiff rebukes mafia for its “contempt for the common good."
Mafia urged to stop their evil deeds and convert before they end up in hell.