Pope Francis

May 25, 2014

Pope Francis Shows Solidarity With Palestinians

The Holy Father stopped to pray at Israel’s security wall in route to Bethlehem’s Manger Square, while an estimated 10,000 Palestinian Christians joined him for Sunday’s Mass.

May 25, 2014

Israeli, Palestinian Presidents Accept Pope’s Invitation to Vatican Meeting

Pope Francis issued his invitation after a papal Mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square on May 25, asking both men ‘to join me in heartfelt prayer to God for the gift of peace.'

May 25, 2014

East Meets West in Jerusalem: Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

COMMENTARY: A short history of Catholic-Orthodox relations since the Great Schism.

May 24, 2014

'May God Change the Hearts of the Violent,' Pope Prays

During a May 24 meeting with refugees in Jordan, Pope Francis denounced arms trade and ongoing violence in the region.

May 24, 2014

Mission of Holy Spirit Is Peace, Pope Preaches in Jordan

‘We are not far from where the Holy Spirit descended with power on Jesus of Nazareth after his baptism by John in the River Jordan,’ he noted in his May 24 Mass in Amman.

May 24, 2014

Pope Appeals to Peace, Freedom as Holy Land Pilgrimage Begins

The first day of the Holy Land trip.

May 24, 2014

Bethlehem Awaits Pope

May 23, 2014

Shalom! The Register Goes to Israel

May 22, 2014

'We Are Church' Founder Excommunicated

May 19, 2014

Archbishop to U.N.: Family Must Be Renewed, Not Broken Down

The head of the Pontifical Council for the Family spoke at the headquarters of the United Nations on the International Day of Families.

May 15, 2014

A Christian Without a Church Is Purely Idealistic, Pope Francis Says

The Holy Father told pilgrims May 15 that a member of the Body of Christ without a history, a nation or the Church ‘is incomprehensible.’

May 15, 2014

Israel’s Ambassador to the Holy See: Pope Francis Brings a Message of Peace

Zion Evrony discusses the upcoming papal voyage and the disposition of the holy sites.

May 14, 2014

World Day of Families '15: 'Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive'

Archbishop Charles Chaput of the host city Philadelphia announced the theme at a press conference May 13.

May 14, 2014

Pope Francis Says Fortitude Not Just for Extraordinary Circumstances

The Holy Father continued his catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit at his general audience May 14.

May 12, 2014

SSPX Confirms Bishop Fellay-Pope Francis 'Meeting'

May 12, 2014

Pope to Newly Ordained Priests: Blessed Are the Merciful

The Holy Father encouraged new clergy to follow the Good Shepherd on Sunday, May 11.

May 9, 2014

We Are Sinners Seeking Holiness in the Church, Pope Francis Tells Massgoers

The Holy Father’s homily at Mass Friday touched on the need to grow in personal sanctity through the imitation of Christ.

May 9, 2014

Report Urges Better Parish Response to Latino Catholic Growth

New reports from Boston College/CARA and the Pew Research Center reflect the need for greater outreach.

May 9, 2014

Pope Calls on U.N. Leaders to Resist Culture of Death

May 6, 2014

March for Life in Rome Draws Thousands

The annual event, begun four years ago, is already having an effect on the culture in Italy and beyond, its founder says.

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