Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

Pope Francis called for respecting the wishes of a terminally ill child's parents to accompany and care for their child "until the end."
Read More

Serve God, humanity just like Jesus did, pope tells new cardinals

Cardinals are not called to be "princes" of the church, but to serve the people of God and tackle the sins of the world, Pope Francis told five new cardinals.
Read More

In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

With a trip to South Sudan postponed indefinitely, Pope Francis is sending close to a half-million dollars to help two church-run hospitals, a teacher training center and farming projects for families as a way to show the people there his solidarity and support.
Read More

Vatican releases online questionnaire for youth

To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-olds around the world.
Read More

God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil, pope says

God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring hope and joy, Pope Francis said.
Read More

Devil, not invaders, biggest enemy at hand, pope tells Swiss Guard

Be ready with the spiritual weapon of faith because the biggest battle facing the Swiss Guard today is fighting the devil and worldly vices, Pope Francis told the guard’s members.
Read More

Pope advances sainthood causes of U.S. priest, Vietnamese cardinal

Father Casey (1870-1957) was known for his great faith, humility and compassion and for his ministry as spiritual counselor.
Read More

Pope: U.S., North Korea need diplomatic solution to escalating tensions

A diplomatic solution must be found to the escalating tension between North Korea and the United States, Pope Francis told journalists.
Read More

True faith means loving others to the extreme, pope tells Egypt’s Catholics

The only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable to God is being fanatical about loving and helping others, Pope Francis said on his final day in Egypt.
Read More

Pope, Coptic patriarch honor martyrs, urge unity for peace

Pope Francis and Pope Tawadros walked in a short procession to the Church of St. Peter, where 29 people died and 31 were wounded Dec. 11.
Read More

Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

Pope Francis launched a powerful call to the nation’s religious leaders to expose violence masquerading as holy and condemn religiously inspired hatred as an idolatrous caricature of God.
Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Promise’

Praying that God would protect Egypt from all evil, Pope Francis told the nation’s people that a world torn apart by indiscriminate violence needs courageous builders of peace, dialogue and justice.
Read More
1 8 9 10 11