Pope Francis

August 22, 2014

Has Pope Francis Endorsed U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq?

NEWS ANALYSIS: It appears that neither dialogue, negotiations nor even economic sanctions can stop the Islamic State.

August 22, 2014

Pope Francis Reaches Out to Slain Journalist’s Family

The Holy Father telephoned the parents of James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants.

August 20, 2014

Archbishop Chaput: We Are at a ‘Latino Moment’ in the U.S. Church

The Philadelphia archbishop told the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders that ‘demography is destiny’ and challenged the attendees to make the most of the moment.

August 19, 2014

Papal Sorrow: Francis Asks for Prayers for His Relatives

The wife and two children of the Holy Father’s nephew were killed in an automobile accident Aug. 19.

August 19, 2014

Pope’s Korean Trip a ‘Sign of Hope’ for Asia

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila, said the apostolic trip was a witness to the Holy Father’s love for the world’s largest continent.

August 17, 2014

Pope to Asian Youth: The Church Needs Your Witness

The Holy Father told attendees of the the Sixth Asian Youth Conference, ‘Let Christ turn your natural optimism into Christian hope, your energy into moral virtue, your goodwill into genuine self-sacrificing love.’

August 16, 2014

Pope Prays at Garden Memorial for Aborted Children

August 16, 2014

Pope Beatifies 124 Korean Martyrs, Praising Their Witness to Christ

In God’s mysterious providence, the Christian faith entered Korea through the hearts and minds of the people themselves, the Holy Father said at Mass at Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Gate.

August 15, 2014

Pope Francis: ‘There’s Only One Korea’

In off-the-cuff comments at a gathering of Asian youth, the Holy Father spoke of Korea as a divided family.

August 15, 2014

Vatican ‘Shares the Sadness’ of Chinese Youth Barred From Visiting Korea

More than 60 Chinese young people are attending the Asian Youth Day, but many more were not able to leave mainland China.

August 14, 2014

Pope Francis Praises Korea’s ‘Undiminished Hope’ in Opening Address

The Holy Father arrived in Seoul Thursday for an apostolic visit that continues through Aug. 18.

August 14, 2014

Pope Francis' Address to South Korean Authorities - Full Text

August 13, 2014

Latest Papal and Holy See Statements on Persecution in Iraq

August 11, 2014

U.S. Catholics Say Prayers for Peace in Iraq

Vigils are scheduled for today in New York and Denver and will continue in other dioceses.

August 11, 2014

Pope Francis to Visit Korean Cemetery for Aborted Babies

The cemetery is behind he Kkttongnae Home, a homeless shelter established in 1976 by Father John Oh, the founder of the Kkottongnae Brothers and Sisters of Jesus.

August 4, 2014

Pope Francis: ‘Put the Needs of the Poor Ahead of Our Own’

Holy Father says the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes is all about compassion, sharing and the Eucharist.

August 1, 2014

Pope Joins Jesuits for Dinner on Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

The surprise visit was the result of a 'last-minute request' by the Holy Father.

July 30, 2014

Archbishop Chaput Weighs Francis’ Message on Economic Justice

NEWS ANALYSIS: Philadelphia’s shepherd said, ‘When Francis thinks about economics, he thinks in terms of human suffering.’

July 28, 2014

Pope Greets Evangelicals as Brothers

In meeting with 350 evangelicals, Pope asks for forgiveness for past persecution of Pentecostals by Catholics.

July 28, 2014

Evangelicals Praise Pope Francis’ Promotion of the Gospel

As Pope Francis makes a historic visit to a Pentecostal church in Italy, U.S. evangelicals reflect on the Pope’s challenge to all Christians to have an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.

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