Date of the memorial is his ordination anniversary to the priesthood.
Pope Francis visited inmates during his World Youth Day visit.
Holy Father releases World Day of Social Communications message on the feast of St. Francis de Sales.
In a special weekday Angelus address, the Holy Father connected the imagery of the Child Jesus in the crib to his burial after the Crucifixion.
On Christmas, Pope Francis prayed for peace and renewed brotherhood in Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, Nicaragua and other parts of the world experiencing conflict.
Although many of the world’s blasphemy laws are enforced in largely Muslim countries, they exist in every region of the world.
The North Korean dictator has invited the Pope to meet in Pyongyang. Francis will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Oct. 18.
Holy Father began the synod on young people Oct. 3 with a homily calling for the Holy Spirit to renew hope and dynamism in the Church.
Country’s law was revised to enable authorities to suspend medical professionals for performing abortions illegally.