As the longtime champion of human rights celebrates his birthday this week, some of his friends and associates tell the Register about his continuing contributions to the Church in China and elsewhere.
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For almost 100 years, the Santa Marta Pediatric Dispensary has been providing free medical care to children from all over the world.
The refugees wished the Pope a happy birthday and gave him a gift of a painting by an Afghan refugee.
In September, Pope Francis wrote a letter to elderly priests in northern Italy, telling them that aging is a privilege because it is the chance to suffer like Jesus Christ.
Blessed Carlo Acutis was a young Catholic from Italy with a passionate devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and an aptitude for computer programming.
Cardinal Sarah celebrated his 75th birthday on June 15.
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI offers his own reflections as we approach Saint John Paul II’s 100th birthday.
The pope emeritus is keeping informed on the coronavirus pandemic and prays daily for the sick and suffering.