Editor's Notebook — Pope Francis sings, closing parishes, a big acquisition for Nashville, and worry about increased human trafficking of kids in Brazil. Good morning, and happy feast of Sts. Marcellinus and Peter. 

Pope Francis had a busy weekend: On Saturday evening, he celebrated the end of the Marian month of May with a time of prayer in the Vatican Gardens.

On Sunday, he appealed for peace in the Ukraine and the Central African Republic, and he compared the charismatic renewal movement to a "great orchestra."

Ten days away from the start of the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, fears swirl in Brazil about an increase in the sexual trafficking of children and teens. 

"We've been here for almost 38 years." — one parishioner in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia when it was confirmed her parish will be one of the several closing or merging in coming months.

In Tennessee, the Nashville Diocese is taking over a large Baptist church property. 

Also in Philly, was the removal of a Catholic store's sign discrimination?

From CNS: We must end campus shootings by changing public opinion a school leader says. 

The abdication of Spanish King Juan Carlos follows in the footsteps of other heads of state, including Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. 

Finally: Are you traveling to Western Pennsylvania anytime soon? There's a real Catholic treasure in the heart of Pittsburgh where Scripture is alive. 

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