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Pope Francis gave an interview to the Italian Daily "Il Messaggero" yesterday, in which he speaks about the "moral decay" of politics and the world's "financial and social" sectors.

Pope Francis also received a message from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew over the weekend, thanking the pope for their several meetings this year.

During Sunday's Mass, Pope Francis inferred the pallium on 24 bishops and challenged them to put away their fears.

"God is always able to transform us," Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Following the Angelus, Pope Francis prayed for unity in Iraq.

For the pope's trip to South Korea in August, expectations are high, but so are security concerns.

Churches merge as the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, downsizes.

Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.