• Muslim refugee hails Pope Francis as the example of religion

    Muslim refugee hails Pope Francis as the example of religion

    • Feb 20, 2017

    “For me, I was surprised,” said Nur Essa, a Muslim Syrian woman whose family was brought to Rome from Lesbos by Pope Francis. “(He is) very open to all of the cultures, all of the religions, and he sets an example for all the religious people in the world, because he uses religion to serve the human being.”

  • On parish visit, Pope says vendetta and rancor aren’t Christian

    On parish visit, Pope says vendetta and rancor aren’t Christian

    • Feb 19, 2017

    In his first visit to a Roman parish since posters went up around town on Feb. 4 charging that the pontiff lacks mercy, Pope Francis on Sunday insisted that pursuing a vendetta and talking behind people’s backs “is not Christian,” urging believers to pray for people who don’t like them.

  • Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo

    Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo

    • Feb 19, 2017

    Pope Francis has again tried to bring light to an area of the world that doesn’t get enough attention but that is full of war and suffering. During his address to the crowd in St. Peter’s square, Francis reminded people of the plight of those living in violence happening in Congo.