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Pope Francis: Philippines’ 500 years of Christianity can inspire more good

Pope Francis: Philippines’ 500 years of Christianity can inspire more good

MANILA, Philippines, Jan 15, 2015–Pope Francis praised Philippines Catholics’ strong faith and challenged them to continue to let the Christian message bear fruit, noting …

Large families are schools of solidarity and sharing, Francis affirms

Large families are schools of solidarity and sharing, Francis affirms

VATICAN CITY, Dec 29, 2014–In an address on Sunday to Italy’s National Numerous Family Association, …

Pope warns against sterile egoism rooted in a desire for power

VATICAN CITY, Dec 19, 2014–Pope Francis cautioned Christians against an egoism that excludes the need for God in…

Pope Francis strengthens commission for the protection of minors

VATICAN CITY, Dec 17, 2014–Pope Francis appointed eight new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of…

Tea and cake for Pope Francis as he celebrates 78th birthday

VATICAN CITY, Dec 17, 2014–Shouts of “Tanti auguri” – or, “Happy Birthday!” – filled St. Peter’s Square Wednesday…

An early Christmas present: Pope Francis to meet man serving life sentence

An early Christmas present: Pope Francis to meet man serving life sentence VATICAN CITY, Dec 17, 2014–As inmates are moved by a letter Pope Francis has sent to the prison of a small town in central Italy, the news broke that a…

Religious leaders sign joint declaration to eradicate slavery

Religious leaders sign joint declaration to eradicate slavery

VATICAN CITY, Dec 2, 2014–Leaders of the world’s major religions came together at the Vatican…

Pope opens Year for Consecrated Life with call to joyful witness

Pope opens Year for Consecrated Life with call to joyful witness

VATICAN CITY, Nov 30, 2014– At the opening of the Year for Consecrated Life, Pope…

Pope Francis: Turning churches into ‘businesses’ is a scandal

Pope Francis: Turning churches into ‘businesses’ is a scandal

VATICAN CITY, Nov 21, 2014–Pope Francis condemned priests and laity who turn their parishes into…

Pope: Jesus weeps for those who prefer comfort over conversion

Pope: Jesus weeps for those who prefer comfort over conversion

VATICAN CITY, Nov 20, 2014–In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the Gospel…

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