Pope to Egyptians: Let papal visit be sign of friendship, peace

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.
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Pope Benedict celebrates birthday with Bavarian guests, beer, pretzels

A bit of Bavaria, including German beer and pretzels, came to the Vatican to help celebrate retired Pope Benedict XVI’s 90th birthday.
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Papal preacher: Victory belongs to one who triumphs over self, not others

Jesus came not just to teach, but to radically change human hearts hardened from sin, the preacher of the papal household said.
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Pope names 13 consultors to Vatican Secretariat for Communications

U.S. Jesuit Father James Martin of America magazine and Michael P. Warsaw, chairman of the board and CEO of EWTN Global Catholic Network, were named by Pope Francis to help advise the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.
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Pope to priests: Never separate truth, joy, mercy from the Gospel

“The priest makes the message joyful by his whole being,” the pope said, and it is in “little things” that this joy is best shared.
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Love Jesus in all who suffer, pope says on Palm Sunday

In his noon Angelus address, the pope also decried recent terrorist attacks in Sweden and Egypt.
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Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.
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